#Surrey365; Day 150. The wonders of bat care.

On Monday, Whisky was so weak that when I put him into a vivarium (after hydrating and feeding him, and examining him) set up in the usual way – tea towel draped up and over the side for them to crawl up and hang from, food, water and a coconut shell for shelter – I twice found him on his back on the floor, and once hanging the wrong way round from the towel by one claw, too weak to right himself. Luckily I was checking on him every few minutes so he wasn’t indisposed for too long! He ended up on a flat tea towel on the tank bottom (nothing to climb up) with a flannel over the top for shelter, so that there was nothing he could fall off or get stuck on!
weak_whisky

The second picture was taken yesterday, when he settled on the wall (as in the video I posted yesterday). What a difference!
bat_on_a_wall

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2 thoughts on “#Surrey365; Day 150. The wonders of bat care.

  1. What a change you have wrought in this dear little creature! He really is too cute for words – you will be really sorry to see this one go, when he’s up to weight and ready to go.

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