Have just finished feeding late-night supper to Iggy, my young, rescued Barbastelle bat. They are a rare species and over my years of bat caring, I’ve heard that Barbastelles’ don’t necessarily take well to being confined; they are extremely sensitive, and easily stressed. For all the above reasons, am pleased to say ‘so far – so good’.
I realise circumstances can change in an instant, but my little boy is doing well. We’re on 3 meals a day at present; he is eating well, has gained a little weight, and seems quite content to sit in my hand waiting to be fed; his little beady eyes watching me as I speak gently to him. He really is lovely and I truly hope he continues to go from strength to strength.
Iggy chewing on a wax worm. The worms always look too big for their little mouths, but our bats sure love them.