Beetle Food

Do you want to feed your beetle something special or create your own meal? It’s possible!

You can feed your beetle with confidence using a DIY Beetle food guide!

This guide teaches you all you need to know about the food selections preferred by beetles.

As well as, recommended foods to buy, how to make a simple, homemade recipe, and when to feed your beetle for optimal nutrition.

Avoid common mistakes and provide the best nutrition for your beetle with the help of this guide.

What Do Beetles Eat?

In the wild, beetles eat a wide variety of items like plants, fruits and vegetables, small insects, carrion (dead animal remains), and even fungi.

Fungi, in particular, are a great source of protein and energy, and they give beetles their vibrant colors.

Beetles also enjoy eating leafy greens such as kale, celery, bok choy, collard greens, and more.

Bugs, like crickets, millipedes, and mealworms, are a great protein source but they should be gut-loaded with some fruits and vegetables before being given to your beetle.

Lastly, jelly-like foods, like honey and pollen, are a great sweet treat for a beetle.

Buy Beetle Food

If you’d like to buy beetle food for your pet, there are a few things to keep in mind. Beetles typically need a mix of dried and fresh food from a variety of sources.

Make sure the products you purchase are specifically designed for beetle nutrition. 

Look for high-quality ingredients that provide an array of necessary vitamins, proteins, and minerals.

Additionally, keep in mind that your beetle’s age and activity level will determine the amount of food they need, so read the packaging instructions carefully.

When To Feed A Beetle

When it comes to feeding beetles, it’s important to understand the basic principles of when to feed them.

While they can tolerate a wide variety of foods, they usually feed during specific times of the day or night.

Generally, it’s recommended to feed your beetle twice a day, in the morning and late afternoon.

You can also feed them once a day, every other day, and occasionally give them treats.

Lastly, keep your beetle environment clean so that their food sources don’t become contaminated.

Common Mistakes 

One of the most common mistakes made with feeding beetles is giving them too much or too little food.

Providing your beetle with too much food can lead to obesity and other health problems while giving them too little can stunt their growth and lead to nutrient deficiencies.

Additionally, it’s also important to not feed your beetle food that has expired or is not specifically formulated for beetles.

Instead of just dropping a variety of food items into the tank, familiarize yourself with what your beetle’s diet should consist of and only feed them those proper items.

Another mistake that is often made when it comes to beetle diets is overfeeding them with treats.

While it may be tempting to spoil your beetle with treats, overfeeding them with treats can lead to an unbalanced diet.


Whether you’re feeding your beetle store-bought food or cooking up a homemade meal, this DIY Beetle food guide will give you peace of mind that your beetle is receiving the nutrition it needs to stay healthy.

With a clear understanding of how to feed a beetle, you can give your pet the best possible care and ensure its well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions

Beetles are attracted to a variety of foods depending on the species, but some common foods that attract beetles include grains, cereals, and other dry food products, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables.


No, beetles typically do not eat cheese. They are much more likely to feed on plant matter, fungi, or other invertebrates.

Yes, beetles can drink water and they require it for their survival, just like any other living organism.

Beetles typically get their water from various sources such as dew, plant sap, and moist environments.

Some species of beetles also drink from water bodies like rivers, ponds, and lakes.


Some species of beetles, such as carrion beetles, are known to eat meat, particularly dead and decaying animal carcasses.

Other species of beetles, however, primarily feed on plant matter, while some may occasionally scavenge on dead insects or feed on the fluids of living animals.


Some species of beetles may be attracted to dog food, but it is not a typical part of their diet.

Dog food is primarily made up of animal and plant-based ingredients, which are not a natural food source for most beetle species.


Yes, many species of beetles are known to eat fruit, as it provides them with essential nutrients and sugars.Some beetle species are attracted to ripe or decaying fruit, while others may feed on the sap or juices of living fruit trees.


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