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Can you have a Pet Bat? Legal Domesticated Bats, Where are they for Sale?

Mysterious creatures of the night, bats have held the riveted interest of people throughout the ages. Consequently, many people have asked if it is legal to keep a bat as a pet. Unfortunately, in the United States and many other countries around the world keeping a bat as a pet is illegal. This is due to their proficiency at spreading rabies. But do not give up; there is an alternative that you can make use of. Build a bat house and put it up in your garden or yard. The darker the interior of the bat house is during the day, the more likely bats will enjoy sleeping in it. Use dark colored paint to enhance this effect. Put out food for them and bats will end up roosting in the structures and you will be able to watch and care for them without coming into close contact and risk disease. If bats ever become legal, or if you obtain the special license needed to handle dangerous animals, purchase or acquirement of a bat is generally done through exotic pet dealers and wildlife rehabilitation centers.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. Keeping the above mentioned animal as a pet may be dangerous or illegal. We do not condone selling illegal pets, nor do we guarantee that pet suppliers will carry the animal in question. Capturing and keeping wild animals is illegal and dangerous. Do not engage in this activity.

by Susan White on Thu, 07/01/2010 - 02:36

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