Baby bats, technically known as pups, are raised by their mothers until they are able to take flight. Once full-grown, the female bat pups will join the colony with their mothers. The male bats will fly off by themselves, usually joining with a small group of other males known as a bachelor colony.
Bat pups are tiny when born, but they sure grow up fast. Late May to early June is when bat pups are birthed by their mothers. They will not be able to fly until mid-August. This is a period when bat removal companies are forbidden from performing bat exclusion. If there are pups present in a house, and the colony is removed from the house, the baby bats will be left behind to dehydrate and die. This is very inhumane to the bats.
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The baby bats will nurse milk from their mothers during their first summer. Bats are warm-blooded mammals, not rodents, even though they do appear as rats with wings. Bats are essential for the balance of our environment. A single bat can eat up to 1/3 it’s body weight in mosquitos in a single night. Or about 6,000-8,000 mosquitos per-night. Pretty interesting, huh? So, it might not be a bad idea to have bats around, we just don’t need them in our homes.
If you have located a sick, injured, or orphaned bat pup, please look at the bat rescuers list on bat world sanctuary. This organization takes in these bat pups and raises them back to health. After the pups have been properly rehabilitated, they release them back into the wild where they belong.