North Devon Bat Care

Here are images of some of the bat's I have had in care since starting North Devon Bat Care in January 2013. So far I have rescued over 450 bats and helped in the rehbabilitaion of another 125. For more photo's of the bats visit our Facebook Group. 

Bats in Care

In Memory of the ones that didn't make it

Out long term care bats Bob, Bear Pixie and Matilda come to schools etc for bat education talks and are cared for long term under license.  Our bat adoption pack helps cover some of the costs of caring for these bats long term and supporting our other rescues. For more details of bat adoption contact us via the websites contact form. 

Short Term Bats 

Long Term Bats

Sometimes the bat's in care do not make it due to various reasons but they are still remembered and everyone has brought new learning and touched my heart which is why I wanted to include them. 

Simple steps to help a bat rescue be more successful:

- PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IMMEDIATELY if you see a bat out in the day time. I have had bats die who for one reason or another have not come into care quick enough

- DO NOT FEED BATS FRUIT OR STEAK. British wild bats are all insect eating if you want to give the bat something then water is essential but only in a small milk bottle lid as too much water is a risk to the bat. 

- CATTED  BAT NEED URGENT ATTENTION. If the bat has been attacked by a cat then bacteria from the cats mouth will be flooding into the bats body and without antibiotics they will not survive. Even with antibiotics it will be a tough battle for the bat.

- BABY BATS NEED URGENT ATTENTION. Baby bats dehydrate faster than adults and need specialist care to get them through