How Much Does a Bat Weigh?

how much does a bat weigh?

Calculating weight is always a tricky concept, and that’s especially true for bats. For one thing, for as tiny as they can be, bats come in all sizes, big and small, slim and not so slim. Megabats and microbats are wildly different in size, in part because they have quite different diets, so the idea … Read more

When Do Bats Have Babies?

How do bats have babies?

Everyone learns about “the birds and the bees” sooner or later, and that includes bats. With our global population surging past seven billion, we’ve more than followed Benedick’s comic declaration from Much Ado About Nothing, “The world must be peopled!” Likewise, come mating season, bats around the world of every kind decide that “The world … Read more

How Long Can Bats Live Without Food?

How long can bats go without food?

The idea of going for days, weeks, or even months without food is a nightmare for humans, but for bats it’s just part of their yearly routine. Like other animals that hibernate for part of the year, they spend part of the year sleeping away without doing much of anything so as to conserve energy. … Read more

Extraordinary Bat Habitats [+Where to Find Them]

Bat habitats.

The question of bat habitats is enough to drive one, well, batty, in no small part because there isn’t one answer that can possibly encompass the breadth of living conditions in which bats big and small are found around the world. Many of them spend their time in caves of all kinds. You may even … Read more

How and Why Are Bats Protected?

how and why are bats protected?

Bats are by far one of the most common kinds of mammals across the planet, with more than 1,300 different kinds of them stretching over six continents. Why, then, are so many of them considered to be endangered, and who is to blame for that? The latter to both of those questions, in various forms, … Read more

Can Bats Fly from the Ground? You May be Surprised!

can bats fly from the ground?

Even in an age where you can fly from LA to London in comfort, private planes are readily available, and we’ve gone beyond the Wild Blue Yonder and lifted off into the Final Frontier, the question of flight remains as elusive and alluring as ever. Since at least Leonardo da Vinci’s design for an Air … Read more

Do Bats Have Eyes? How Well Can They See?

how well can bats see?

Bats are one of those animals which people tend to mythologize more than they actually understand. Over the centuries, we have developed an image of bats as blood-sucking terrifying creatures of the night, when most are simply cute little fuzzballs which won’t bother you as long as you don’t bother them. Count Dracula these bats … Read more

Do Bats Hibernate or Migrate?

Do bats migrate or hibernate?

To sleep or not to sleep, that is the question when it comes to bats. Or is it? Not quite. There is another option available to bats, and that’s to migrate. However, even condensing things down into those quick and easy options doesn’t quite cover it, because it’s rarely an either/or situation. In fact, bats … Read more

Are Bats Good for Mosquito Control?


Bats walk a fine line between seeming like cute and cuddly petite pets and dark creatures of the night. On the one hand, there’s no denying bats look like adorable little fuzzballs. On the other hand, we all know that bats feed on some pretty unsavory things. Even setting aside the old idea that bats … Read more

Do Bats Attack Humans? Should I Be Worried?

Do bats attack people?

Bats have something of a bad rap when it comes to humans. The first thing many people think of when they think of a bat is a blood-sucking creature of the night linked to vampire legends – and being connected with Count Dracula isn’t exactly the nicest of associations. Dig a bit deeper into bats’ … Read more

What Do Bats Eat? [WILD & DOMESTIC]

What do bats eat?

One of the most important steps for any pet owner is making sure that you are buying the right kind of food for them. Every animal has its own special nutrition needs and diets, and you need to get them right to ensure that they live the happiest, healthiest life possible.  This is especially true … Read more

Is it Legal to Have a Pet Bat?

is it legal to have a pet bat?

Think of everything that makes a great pet. There are many great animals out there, of course, and plenty of different tastes when it comes to what people want in a pet, but you can still probably think of a few things that most have in common – and practically none of them align with … Read more

Are Bats Good Pets, and Should You Keep Them?

do bats make good pets?

Maybe you’ve always had a love of vampires from Carmilla and Nosferatu to Dracula – maybe even a certain sparkly Robert Pattinson-looking one. Maybe you’re a huge Batman fan and dream of having a Batcave of your own. Maybe you simply live for the night and would love a pet who shares your same bewitching … Read more

Awesome Names for Your Pet Bat

Cool names for your pet bat.

Bats aren’t exactly the most conventional of pets, which makes them perfect for unconventional pet people. Sure, other people might choose to go with a cat or dog, conventional pets, but you’ve chosen to take a true creature of darkness under your wing! If you are still thinking about a pet bat, why not read … Read more

Does a Bat Have a Tail?

does a bat have a tail?

What would a dog or cat be without their tail? It is hard to imagine a dog without it being able to wag its tail in excitement or a cat without it showing off its tail as it dominates your home. Of course, it’s more than just cats and dogs – from Lions, Panthers, and … Read more