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Milky Chops

Milky Chops

When pups arrive they are fed electrolytes and then milk every few hours. Over the weeks; as they progress, I gradually drop the feeds from four times a day to two, and then one evening meal suffices...with milk still being offered and enjoyed by most of them. In the...

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Not for the squeamish

Not for the squeamish

Cat attacked bat. Fracture forearm, torn wing membrane extending from exposed bone on fifth finger to hip joint. Injured Pip that would never be able to fly again. Now at peace. This is an unpleasant injury to witness, and in sustaining these injuries the poor bat has...

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Flight Update

Flight Update

The above photo is Bucksy the Brown Long-eared bat.  He was a sweetie, and am so glad that the owner of the house happened to pop into his garage and spot Bucksy before he drowned in the bucket of water, into which he had inadvertently fallen.  This is a timely...

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Bat Gym

Bat Gym

Yay...my bat flight extension in the sunshine,  and thank you Brian. x We had worked like the clappers together, and our bats were finally able to fly in the fresh air. It certainly made a difference to their behaviour: even those that are struggling to be airborne......

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Bat Flight Extension

Bat Flight Extension

Photo of Brian working hard to salvage wood and mesh from my old bat flight and make it fit around my renovated pigeon loft/bat gym. Bless him. And my job....dismantling the mesh from the rotten wood. Last year, amidst moving studio and Brian's ops, I redecorated...

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A homemade flex

A homemade flex

Two rescue calls received yesterday both approximately 40mls away. Each day is filled with bat expenses, bat stuff, no spare time and many conversations re: little ones being reported to me similar to this: "It was close to the ground on a low wall, I couldn't leave...

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May – August has just flown

May – August has just flown

May - August has just flown...and sadly not all of my rescue bats were able to fly again and apologies for missing so many Journal updates. On a happier note though, am pleased to say that this little Brown Long eared bat did fly again. Massi's First Flight My phone...

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Helping our bats

Helping our bats

Our bats need all the help they can get, along with all our wildlife. Bats are beautiful and enigmatic animals and our only true flying mammal.  There are over 1,400 species of bats in the world and more are still being discovered.  In the UK, bats account for more...

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1st Pup (Baby Bat) of 2021

1st Pup (Baby Bat) of 2021

Good timing, as an hour after receiving my new order of milk powder, I received my first pup rescue call of the year. Will attempt to reunite pup with mum tonight but in the meantime, great to be able to feed him throughout the day,  as well as keep him warm until...

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Airing cupboard Escapee

Airing cupboard Escapee

The one that got away. Another bat rescue call. The bat fell from a towel that was removed from an airing cupboard. By the time it came to drop the little bat over to me - the pesky little critter had escaped. If you are concerned about a bat's well being then find a...

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