Softball-Plus Insect Ball System is a high-tech innovative product which provides 29% protein. It is manufactured from ground insects – honey moths, grasshoppers and silkworms.
Softball Plus is an excellent substitute for live insects and frozen insects – or it can be fed additionally. You add 50 per cent water and wait for 15 minutes until the product swells – it becomes gelatinous and resembles grubs or berries.
It is useful for breeding couples and for feeding of chicks. It is enjoyed by a wide range of birds including insectivores, nectivores and semi-insectivore breeds. In winter it can be used as an energy boost and it also stimulates song.
We feed this product to all our Zosterops and Honeycreepers. We know of aviculturalists who feed it to larger softbills, Tanagers, Buntings, various seedeaters and even Parrot finches.