I think since they all roost together if one of them has rabies and sneezes or something it vaporizes and they are all at risk? I think I read somewhere that people have contracted it by going into caves full of bats and breathing the fumes.how do the bats get it in the first place though
That's an interesting housing method... Whatever works and lets the bats be happy i guess..If you go to the reptile forum:
captivebred.co.uk there are a couple members that keep bats. They all have multi page threads on it explaining any questions youd probably have.
I know one of them has the roost area above a slop sink in his reptile room, and they have free range of the room and crap into the slop sink.
In fact they have large enclosure but I never find them trying to fly...M.F.Bagaturov, very cute bats. One question out of curiousity -- how do you let them exercise their wings? do you let them fly around a room or something? ^_^
Being captive born,they probibly never had the opportunity to build the muscle strength neccisary for flight. That would be my guess. It happens with large birds too sometimes. In particular I know of a rescued bald eagle who was kept in a closet for a longtime, after being rescued it took along time for him to build up to even very short flights. He will never be able to be released due to the atropy.Hello Ryan!
In fact they have large enclosure but I never find them trying to fly...
They both (both were captive born) regularly spread their wings and flap them, but never try to fly... Dunno why.
Several times being putting out into room for fly they were just flap on the floor and don't try to risen up.