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Feeding and Caring for Pet Ladybugs

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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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By 4 found this helpful
January 29, 2009

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, 20092 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, 20091 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.

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

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

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April 5, 20150 found this helpful

What do they eat besides bugs? What fruits can they eat?

By Luna

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April 9, 20150 found this helpful

Ladybugs are very hardy little creatures, they can eat any food really, or at least mine do. I feed mine mostly globs of honey, raisins soaked in water for a few minutes, lettuce, and wilting broccoli. :)

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April 14, 20150 found this helpful

I have a lady bug right now, and I know that ladybugs can eat grapes but you have to peel the skin so they can eat it because they also eat raisins. My ladybug Stewart also has a few drops of water and some soil and grass.

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Anonymous
January 10, 20160 found this helpful

Thank you for this answer I found a hurt lady bug in my room and my cousin and I used your idea and got better

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Anonymous
February 2, 20160 found this helpful

thank you.My ladybug is healthy now!

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Anonymous
February 2, 20160 found this helpful

cute!!!

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Anonymous
February 2, 20160 found this helpful

I like that name!!!Stewart!

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Anonymous
February 2, 20160 found this helpful

My ladybug,Spot eats soft raisins,and water.

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Anonymous
February 2, 20160 found this helpful

they can eat raisins,apricots,and peeled grapes.

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By 0 found this helpful
May 7, 2017

How many times a day does a ladybug need to be fed? Please help.

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May 8, 20170 found this helpful

From wikihow.com: Provide food. Feed the ladybug with small amounts of honey or sugar. Use a small bottle cap or similar to contain the food. You can also feed your ladybug raisins or lettuce.

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May 8, 20170 found this helpful

Try water soaked raisins or globs of honey

http://www.whatdoladybugseat.info/

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September 15, 20130 found this helpful

What do ladybugs need to live? What do they eat? How much water do they drink?

By Makala C.

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August 27, 20150 found this helpful

Just wet a little paper towel or something and give it too your ladybug.

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Anonymous
February 21, 20160 found this helpful

Get a bottle cap and fill a quater with water and put it with your lady bug

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Anonymous
April 22, 20160 found this helpful

They live in a big cage not Jar,they eat lettus ,fruits,sugar,honey,and just use a cotton ball full with water every day feed it twice abdau

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Anonymous
September 26, 20160 found this helpful

I have two pet ladybugs at home. I didn't know what to feed them. Thanks for the tips and the advice. It will help me a lot.

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Anonymous
December 9, 20160 found this helpful

I have a lay bug in the house it on the wall it is cold here what can I do for her

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November 25, 20140 found this helpful

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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