Black soldier fly larvae – Bugs!

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Use Farmhouse Pet Treats Bugs! as a treat for chickens, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, small mammals, and natives. They’re a treat and a nutritional supplement, or a great training reward. You can also encourage natural foraging behaviour by scattering a handful of Bugs! on the ground.

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Farmhouse Pet Treats Bugs! are a healthy and nutritious addition to a balanced diet for:

  • chickens, ducks, and other poultry
  • caged and aviary birds
  • native wild birds such as peewees, magpies, and wrens
  • fish
  • lizards
  • turtles
  • amphibians

Farmhouse Pet Treats Bugs! are:

  • 100 % natural
  • No preservatives or additives, ever!
  • Gently dried, preserving maximum nutrition
  • Rich in protein and key vitamins and minerals
  • An excellent source of amino acids, essential building blocks for growth and egg production, including histidine, serine, arginine, glycine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, threonine, alanine, proline, lysine, tyrosine, methionine, valine, isoleucine, leucine, phenylalanine, hydroxyproline, and taurine
  • No need to refrigerate
  • Keeps in a cool, dry area for months
  • Reduces the hassle and expense of live insect feeds

Farmhouse Pet Treats Bugs! are produced in Australia and are fed on pre-consumer, vegetable-only waste – our Bugs! reduces landfill and greenhouse gases.

Australian-made, Australian ingredients, Australian owned.

Size: 200g bag

Ingredients: 100% Australian-grown, sustainable, Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) Larvae

Crude protein 52%
Fat 23 %
Crude fibre 8.6 %
* This is a typical analysis and varies slightly per batch.

We only use eco-friendly compostable packaging for our products.
We’re carbon-neutral, we offset our carbon and use carbon-neutral suppliers and freight companies.

What are Black Soldier Fly Larvae?

Black Soldier Flies (Hermetia illucens) are a small, black fly that is often mistaken for a wasp. They are common in Australian gardens and their larvae are beneficial for compost piles. 

By processing food waste, BSFL reduce landfill and the greenhouse gases it produces. BSFL are a potential solution to the problems of industrial food waste, and the increasing need for high-quality, environmentally-friendly protein sources for animal feed.

How to use Farmhouse Pet Treats Bugs!

Feed straight from your hand or from a dish. Mix them with other feeds or sprinkle them over pellet foods to make them more appealing.

Always provide access to clean, fresh water.

Rehydrating Bugs!
Simply soak the Bugs! In water for a few minutes, then feed out. Only rehydrate what will be eaten, and discard any remaining after a few hours.

Feeding Farmhouse Pet Treats Bugs! to chickens and ducks

Use Farmhouse Pet Treats Bugs! as a treat for chickens or a training reward. You can also encourage natural foraging behaviour by scattering a handful of Bugs! on the ground. Bugs! can also be used in chicken toys.

Farmhouse Pet Treats Bugs! should not be used as the main source of food for chickens, they should be considered a treat or supplement in addition to a complete feed.

Farmhouse Pet Treats Bugs! for other pets

Bugs! can be used as a treat or training reward for birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, and small mammals. For species such as reptiles and fish, they may be suitable as a main source of food.

Feeding Farmhouse Pet Treats Bugs! to native animals

Wild birds and lizards also love Bugs!. Insects are a natural food source for wildlife so it is safe to give to them. Farmhouse Pet Treats Bugs! are a much better option than feeding wildlife unsuitable foods like bread, mince, or other human food.

Farmhouse Pet Treats Bugs! can be used to attract more native animals to your back yard. You can scatter Bugs! on a bird feeder, or on the ground for lizards. You will have to be patient and wait for your local animals to discover the treat. But once they do, they will quickly become regular visitors to your yard!

Make sure you:

  • Provide clean, fresh water like a bird bath or a shallow dish
  • Feed somewhere safe from cats and dogs
  • Remove any uneaten food
  • Clean dishes and water sources regularly

Do not give more food than they will eat in 10 minutes, and don’t feed every day. Feeding once or twice a week is best.