Video: Bryony having her lunch
Unfortunately, it is rather blurry, but gives you an idea of how each little bat pup is fed. Bryony had been left on a wall overnight. She was covered in mites on arrival and reluctant to move or eat.
Initially, pups have 5 feeds per day and as they progress over the weeks the number of feeds is reduced. Most, including adults, still enjoy a drink of milk even when they are on solids. Their milk is a good source of calcium and other vitamins; helping to build strong bones and flight muscles, and keep them in good condition.