A group of bats is a colony and the offspring are pups. Despite a reputation for carrying rabies, bats are extremely beneficial because they control night-flying insect populations, including moths, beetles, termites, fl... More »

Bats are not rodents. All bats belong to the scientific group Chiroptera, the second-largest grouping of mammals after the group Rodentia itself. The most obvious difference between bats and rodents is that bats can fly ... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Bats

Bats do have eyes. Fruit bats have very large eyes that help them navigate in deep darkness and find their preferred foods. It is only the group of bats known as Microchiropterans that rely mainly on echolocation, but ev... More »

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Baby bats are called pups and they acquire their nutrition by feeding on the milk of the mother. Baby bats nurse from the time they are born up to about six months of age. More »

Getting rid of a colony of bats from an attic or other structure involves observing where they are entering and exiting the structure, and then sealing those points to prevent return. If there are only a few bats in the ... More »

All bats can see. Microbat species generally have poorly developed eyes and poor visual acuity, but most megabat species have excellent eyesight and even some color vision. More »

Bats are brown, red, tan, grey or black and range in size from 2 1/2 to 7 inches long. A bat's wingspan ranges from 8 to 23 inches. Bats possess large ears that allow them to easily detect prey and predators. More »