Help! Injured Butterfly :(

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  1. tiffany

    tiffany Senior Member+

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    I just found an injured monarch butterfly outside and am trying to save it. what could i feed it?? pls help thanx
     
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  2. Jess!

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    They will drink sugar water.
     
  3. Malibu Barbie

    Malibu Barbie Senior Member

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    Yeah they eat sugar water. What is wrong with it?
     
  4. Chester

    Chester Senior Member+

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    I think you are headed to heartbreak. I do not know that butterflies have a good recovery rate. Not sure they have much of a lifespan either.

    I am sure your heart is in the right place though, good luck.
     
  5. Gallop N Gal

    Gallop N Gal Senior Member+

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    Get a cotton ball and soak it in sugar water! Whats wrong with it? We have a butterfly garden and take some of the chrysilises inside to hatch them!!
     
  6. tiffany

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    dont worry im expecting the worst. its missing a leg and cant fly so i know it wont last too long but still. its either die in one piece in my house or die being eaten by a bird.
     
  7. Jennygirl011

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    Aw thats so sad. Thats nice of you to help it
     
  8. tiffany

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    It's still alive this morning!!! It looked like it was drinking from the cottonball so thats good. But now I have to go to work for 8 hours so i dont know if it will still be alive when i get back but we'll see!
     
  9. Jenje!

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    So the bird's out breakfast? :no:
     
  10. faroutfax

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    Awww... a butterfly as a pet. Think of how cute that could be. You walk around and the butterfly follows you around. It sits on your shoulder and wants to be pet. That would be something to see:D
     






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