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Standards and Medical Management for Captive Insectivorous Bats CHAPTER NINE FEEDING AND CARE OF INFANT BATS GENERAL INFORMATION Orphaned bats should be housed as described in Temporary Housing. Clo

Standards and Medical Management for Captive Insectivorous Bats 300 insectivorous bat pups of various species have been raised successfully to adulthood using the Bat World Sanctuary Milk Replacement

Standards and Medical Management for Captive Insectivorous Bats Regardless of the species or the age of an infant, feeding schedules should be determined by the amount of time it takes for an individ

Standards and Medical Management for Captive Insectivorous Bats FEEDING CREVICE BAT PUPS Vespertilionidae Bat pups in the family Vespertilionidae will typically lap fluids and accept a dropbydrop met

Standards and Medical Management for Captive Insectivorous Bats Encourage the pup to take the tip by gently lifting the pups head. Which usually causes the pup to open its mouth. If the pup does not

Standards and Medical Management for Captive Insectivorous Bats Caring for large numbers of orphaned pups requires some modifications in care procedures. Over the course of several days, some pups ca

Standards and Medical Management for Captive Insectivorous Bats FEEDING TREE BAT PUPS Unlike crevice pups, tree bat pups must be fed formula while being handheld. The pup should be fed under a heat s

Standards and Medical Management for Captive Insectivorous Bats As mentioned earlier, tree bat pups should be stimulated after each feeding with a soft makeup sponge to encourage urinationdefecation.

Standards and Medical Management for Captive Insectivorous Bats BAT WORLD SANCTUARY MILK REPLACEMENT RECIPE Vespertilionidae 3.5 ounces 100ml canned Meyenberg evaporated goats milk that has bee

Standards and Medical Management for Captive Insectivorous Bats TABLE 91 COMPARISON OF BAT MILK COMPOSITIONS Fat Family Vespertilionidae Eptesicus fuscus Early lactation Late lactation 12.8 21.2 P

Standards and Medical Management for Captive Insectivorous Bats TABLE 92 PUP SURVIVAL RATES FOR SELECT MILK REPLACEMENT FORMULAS Year of Pups Species Emaciated at intake Injured at intake Secondary

Standards and Medical Management for Captive Insectivorous Bats COMPLICATIONS IN HAND RAISED PUPS Bloat Bloat is one of the most common causes of death in bat pups. It can be recognized by severe abd

Standards and Medical Management for Captive Insectivorous Bats Lack of Beneficial Bacteria The absence of beneficial organisms that normally reside in a healthy pups intestinal tract can cause bloat

Standards and Medical Management for Captive Insectivorous Bats The author has raised approximately 2,700 insectivorous bat pups of various species over the past two decades, and has observed many si

Standards and Medical Management for Captive Insectivorous Bats CARING FOR GERIATRIC BATS Some species of bats have been successfully maintained in captivity for long periods of time. Old bats often