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Feeding and Caring for Pet Ladybugs

These insects enjoy aphids, but there are other things they may like. This guide is about feeding and caring for pet ladybugs.

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Feeding and Caring for Pet Ladybugs
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January 29, 2009 Flag
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I am a science coach with our school district and our first graders are going to be raising and caring for ladybugs in the classroom. We need to know what to feed them other than aphids? Hopefully we can find a food that is "classroom friendly". Can you help?

Pam from Midland, TX

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January 29, 20090 found this helpful
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I did a little research, and the adults do eat aphids, and what I found suggests you keep adults in captivity no more than several days, (they suggest feeding honey water), since their nutrition will not be adequate. If you are purchasing from a supplier that regularly supplies schools, they may be able to offer a more complete diet. Good Luck.

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February 1, 20090 found this helpful
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Here is a website for keeping pet ladybugs and their diet which raisins and bananas and other sweet non acidic fruits are recommended with a moistened paper towel kept sprayed with water for them to drink.

Here is the website I found: http://www.ladybuglady.com/LadybugsFAQ.htm

Sounds like fun! ( I keep crickets). :)

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July 5, 20160 found this helpful

Ladybirds can drink honey water. Adult ladybirds can't eat aphids

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December 17, 2015 Flag
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I put out any fruit that has a high sugar content and is soft-fleshed to eat. I also figured that a fruit with a high water content is also a good choice when considering appropriate fruits to feed a ladybug, as opposed to putting water out for it to possibly drown in. If you choose a fruit with a high water content, it takes care of both hunger and thirst.

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A fruit that I'm currently trying is persimmon (peeled and very ripe). I left little segments out for the ladybug and it's going crazy for it!

April 30, 2009 Flag
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What do ladybugs eat?

By Nature_lover11 from Las Vegas, NV

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October 15, 20070 found this helpful
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They love the aphids that eat up your plants!

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January 29, 20090 found this helpful
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Mine eat blueberries and green leaves.

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May 13, 20160 found this helpful

Ladybugs eat aphids and high sugar soft fruits and non acidic

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April 5, 2015 Flag
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What do they eat besides bugs? What fruits can they eat?

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February 2, 20160 found this helpful

I like that name!!!Stewart!

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February 2, 20160 found this helpful

My ladybug,Spot eats soft raisins,and water.

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February 2, 20160 found this helpful

they can eat raisins,apricots,and peeled grapes.

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August 27, 2015 Flag
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I really want to give, Bonnie, my ladybug homemade food, but I don't know what to make.

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August 28, 20150 found this helpful

A Ladybug Friend!

The very helpful website below explains how to care for a ladybug for a little while. Ladybugs are not able to live very long in a cage as they need food nutrients and an environment that you cannot provide in a cage. Please care for your ladybug for a day or two and then release her near where you found her! Later, you may see her in a few days on a leaf or the bark of a tree and you will know that you took the best care of her when she was visiting you.

http://www.wikihow.com/Take-Care-of-Your-Own-Ladybug

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April 8, 20160 found this helpful

Give her strawberries

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November 25, 2014 Flag
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If you don't have aphids, what can they eat?

By Hannah from Watertown, NY

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November 26, 20140 found this helpful

Checked wikihow for answer and how to keep ladybugs. I suggest releasing your ladybug in a day or two as they are difficult to keep alive for an extended period inside.

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April 7, 20160 found this helpful

grapes but peel them

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May 14, 20160 found this helpful

They can eat some kinds of fruit, like grapes but you have to peel them, first

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March 10, 2015 Flag
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What should I feed my pet ladybug?

By Savannah from USA, CT

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August 27, 20150 found this helpful

My ladybug bonnie loves too eat raspberries and grapes but you have too peel them first

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January 3, 20160 found this helpful

I find a ladybug sometimes in my house, and i noticed once; when i put a drop of milk on my finger tip, then put the drop onto a piece of paper towel, the ladybug loved it.

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September 15, 2013 Flag
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What do ladybugs need to live? What do they eat? How much water do they drink?

April 3, 2015 Flag
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I would really like to know how to make pet ladybugs food with either honey or raisins. Would you please tell me how to?

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