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do bats shit on them selves while hanging upside down

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Beacause they hang up side down a majoirty of the time. So how do the go to the 'washroom" with out peeing and poping on themselves.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Patricia replied 10 years ago.
They are only hanging upside down during the daylight hours, sleeping while waiting for sundown. As they enter the cave, (or go to the tree limb, depending on what type of bat) they defecate just before making the flip to the upside down position, and/or they they wait until they are ready to fly off for the night's hunt, and they will empty themselves, as they turn loose to fly. Does that clear it up for you? Patricia