ANIMAL CARE & WELFARE
Lubee Bat Conservancy is the premier bat husbandry and medical management facility in the world. We're very proud of this distinction and are happy to share our information with you. Below, please find all things bat-care related. Should you have any questions, please contact us and we'll do our best to reply in a timely manner. Bats are extremely intelligent and require a high degree of management, just like lemurs and other social animals. We've found that some of their favorite toys are bird and primate specific. They love toys that make noise and can be taken apart.
Caring for our beautiful animals is a privilege and we wouldn't be where we are without them. It is our duty to provide the highest standards of animal care and welfare. Please do the same with the bats in your care.
The Lubee Fruit Bat Supplement listed in the diets below is formulated specifically for fruit bats, taking into consideration Ca:P, vitamin E, and other essentials such as protein. Dr. Ellen Dierenfeld, Bat TAG nutritionist, created this supplement. You can purchase it from HMS ZooDiets - email@example.com.
Native Insectivorous Bat Diet (cause we LOVE our natives!)
Please note that Pteropus species are listed as injurious wildlife per the USFWS Lacey Act and prohibited species as listed by FWC . All zoological facilities interested in housing these species must have proper permitting and ensure all housing, care, medical, and containment needs are met accordingly. For more information, please visit USFWS and FWC.