What are some of the symptoms of a sick bat?

We often think of the illnesses that bats carry in them and how dangerous they are to people. Things like rabies and other diseases as well as a large number of parasites are frequently found in these creatures and pose a serious risk to people.

However, most don’t really think that these same illnesses can cause the bats to become sick as well. They can make a bat so that they can become quite ill and eventually it can lead to death. The flying mammal is clearly not immune from the illnesses and diseases that are out there.

So How Can You Know if a Bat Is Sick

Clearly, if you don’t want to come in contact with a bat who is well, worrying that you can get a lot of illnesses simply by coming in contact with the creature’s feces, then you should be even more concerned when you come across one that is sick. The likelihood of you becoming ill becomes even greater, and explains why you would want to avoid this animal like your life literally depended upon it.

But how do you know? How is it that you can tell if a bat is sick? The answer is that it may be more apparent to you than you may know.

Let’s start with the most obvious of these. The bat is an animal that is nocturnal, which means that it only wants to be out in the night time. During the day it is blinded by the light and this makes it so that they are at risk to many of the predators that could cause them serious harm. Thus, it is instinctual that they only come out during the night when their hearing, sense of smell, and sonar give them huge advantages over most other creatures.

What this means is that if you see a bat that is out in the day then there is something seriously wrong. You know that the bat, by instinct, will not come out in the daytime. If it is out then there must be something wrong with its brain. Whether this is due to illness or an injury does not matter. If you see one out in the daytime then you should assume that it is severely ill and do all you can to avoid it.

You can also tell if a bat is sick by its flight pattern. If the animal is flying in an unusual manner, which seems to have no direction to it, then you can be sure that there may be an issue. You may wonder how you would know if the flight pattern is unusual in some way, but the truth is that you will know. It will be apparent to you.

You will also find that if a bat is being overly aggressive that there is likely something going on here as well. Bats are aggressive creatures by nature, but usually just with creatures that are small enough for them to attack for food. They usually only attack larger animals if they are defending themselves, their young or their home. If you find that it is going out of its way to attack you or your pets then it is probably likely that something is going on here. Avoid that bat.

Also, if you find one that is on the ground and doesn’t seem to be able to fly or is unwilling to fly then it is quite likely that the bat is sick.

If you see any of these circumstances then you should assume that there is an issue. Avoid these bats at all costs. NEED LOCAL HELP? We have wildlife removal professionals servicing 95% of the USA. Click here to hire a local bat removal expert in your home town. Updated 2018. It's best to be educated on the subject, so browse this site and especially read the bats in the attic home page, or email me if you have any more questions about What are some of the symptoms of a sick bat?

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