Bat Rehabilitation

ANNOUNCING BAT WORLD’S ONE-DAY BAT REHAB WORKSHOP
Bat World Sanctuary is pleased to once again offer our one-day Bat Rehabilitation Basics Workshop. Rehabilitators learn the basic skills that are essential to successfully rehabilitating orphaned and injured bats and returning them to their natural habitat. The one-day workshop is limited to 25 people. This class format is a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on activities designed to provide students with key information and experience. Click here for additional information.

FREE RESOURCES:
How do I Become a Bat Care Specialist?
World Bat Line e-group (lurk and learn)

Differential Diagnostic Chart
2011 Medication Chart
Bat World Sanctuary Complete Soft Food Diet (book chapter)
Bat World Standards for Bats in Captivity
Pattern for microbat roosting pouches

INFANT CARE – Free book chapter:
(Click the image to access the chapter)

(Click here for a PDF Download of this chapter)

WHITE NOSE SYNDROME RESOURCES:
WNS  Scarring Index

 

BAT REHAB PRODUCTS

Standards and Medical Management for Captive Insectivorous BatsStandards and Medical Management for Captive Insectivorous Bats
By Amanda Lollar

Contains procedures and information found in Captive Care and Medical Reference for  the Rehabilitation of Insectivorous Bats, and much more. Includes extensive chapters on rehabilitation, enrichment, managing reproductive colonies, orphan care, dental issues, parasites, wing repair, skin conditions, euthanasia, routine therapies, a differential diagnostic chart and a medication chart. 2o6 pages, 142 color photos. A companion DVD that includes 22 instructional videos is also available.
View Table of Contents
View Sample Chapter

To purchase please see Rehab Supplies.

BatHut
Transport cage and temporary quarantine cage. Fine mesh on all sides. Durable zipper. Includes a carry strap that can be used to secure the item with a seat belt during transport. measures 12″ high, 12×12″ at the base, and 4″x4″ at the top. $12.00 US. To purchase please see our Rehab Supplies.

Bat Roosting Pouch
TEMPORARILY OUT – SORRY. PLEASE SEE ABOVE FOR FREE PATTERN.
Each pouch measures approx. 6″ x 8″ – room for 8 to 10 microbats. Made of durable cotton fabric, thickly padded and quilted. Assorted dark colors. Pre-washed to avoid shrinkage. NOTE: Pouches no longer have Velcro attached as their have been several reports of toe damage and loss caused by Velcro fibers. $10.00 US . To purchase please see our Rehab Supplies.

POSITION STATEMENTS
Vaccinating Insectivorous Bats Against Rabies

Insectivorous Bats in Zoos
Banding Insectivorous Bats
Inhumane Handling Techniques
Euthanasia