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3755

Re: help with juvenile red bat

Wow, poor kid. We had a one-armed Western Red ed bat for about 5 ½ years, and he did pretty good in captivity considering he came in as an adult. Mellow guy,
Cynthia Myers
Jul 22
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3754

Re: help with juvenile red bat [2 Attachments]

Nevermind--she died within hours. She seemed strong on intake, but the injury was pretty awful and she was probably too compromised to really have a chance at
Leslie Sturges
Jul 21
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3753

help with juvenile red bat

I just got a 4.5g juvenile red bat that is missing all its fingers on one side distal to the wrist. This baby is not in bad shape, but dehydrated, and the
Leslie Sturges
Jul 21
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3752

Re: juvenile reds

Good deal! I'm glad to hear it. Carol
Carol B
Jul 12
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3751

Re: juvenile reds

Well the ht one is calming down and improving. The other is still very reactive but eats and doesn't vocalize, so I'm going to try her in the flight cage to
Leslie Sturges
Jul 12
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3750

Re: juvenile reds

How are things going with the juvies now? Carol
Carol B
Jul 12
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3749

Re: Injured pup

Sorry. Poor little guy. Sent from my iPhone On Jul 11, 2015, at 12:53 AM, "Carol B ceb_57@... [BatAdvoGroup]"
Antonia Gardner
Jul 11
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3748

Re: Injured pup

Thanks. That's what I was afraid of. The little boy died, so it doesn't really matter now. Carol
Carol B
Jul 10
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3747

Re: Injured pup

From a vets perspective, fractures that are right at the joint have a very poor prognosis for release. If they heal (which is not a given for an open fracture)
Antonia Gardner
Jul 10
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3746

Re: Injured pup

My big concern is the location of the fracture. I don't know if the vet can fix it. I texted her but haven't had a response. The little guy isn't doing well
Carol B
Jul 10
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3745

Re: juvenile reds

If the one has good flight skills, I'd say it's okay to release. Are you seeing oddities other than the defensive posturing? How long have you had them?
Carol B
Jul 10
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3744

juvenile reds

OK Carol and other red whisperers, I now have two juvies, both hovering around 7g that seem to be flighted. Both are highly defensive and tend to stay in
Leslie Sturges
Jul 10
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3743

Re: Injured pup

I would apply a loose dressing to keep the wound clean. I've found that necrosis sets in the boone pretty quickly, but if the vet can trim and reduce the fx
Leslie Sturges
Jul 10
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3742

Re: Injured pup

Hi, Sounds like you've done all you can. I imagine you're using a heat mat ( we do this for all bats on medication to prevent torpor and thus potentially the
kiri green
Jul 10
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3741

Injured pup

Today I got in a pup with what appears to be a fractured left elbow. Our vet is out of town until Sunday, so he won't have an x-ray prior to then. I've
Carol B
Jul 9
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