What is a Bat’s Bating Habits?

There are well over 1000 species of bats as we know them. These are mammals that come with quite a wide variety of mating habits. There are some characteristics that are quite common among the San Antonio bat population. There are people who may be interested in building a bat house and if so, it is necessary to know all the mating and reproductionhabits that you should expect. The cycles may actually affect how Texas bats get to occupy the residence.

When they reproduce
One of the influential factors in the cycle of a Texas bat breeding is weather. The female bats need to have a very sufficient food supply available as they carry the child so as to make sure that the development of the embryo happens properly. In the temperate areas, bats will give birth in the simmer while in the tropics, the bats have some flexibility on the time to give birth but they take an annualrhythm. This means that bats may have a specific time of year set for having babies. Many of the species only give birth a single time each year. Those that are near the equator have been k known to reproduce quite frequently.

The mating process
Usually, mating begins when a San Antonio bat is around 14 months. There are some bats that mature slower sexually. The whole process will usually happen at night. The male bat initiates and awakens the female through biting on the neck and then copulation starts. If the copulation happens in the day, a male initiates sex by simply rubbing his head against a female. Texas bats are rather promiscuous and the females and makes most often mate with various partners.

Embryonic development and bats gestation period
Mother Texas bats require quite a large amount of food so as to keep the embryo nourished and so they may delay the fertilization process. They can choose to store the sperm within their reproductiontract or delay implantation. This is something that occurs in San Antonio bats especially in temperate latitudes where most births take place in summer.

Maternity colonies
When the mothers are ready to deliver, they come together so as to form the maternity colonies during the summer months. The colonies will usually vary in their size but can also amass to very huge numbers. There was once a maternity colony in Arizona which had close to twenty million San Antonio bats.

Giving birth
The baby Texas bats are rather helpless at birth and almost always crawl to the mother’s fir. Usually, they will be born blind and hairless but are quite large in size as they are around at a range of one fifth to a third the mother’s size. The bats spend the early days attached to the mother where they consume milk. Unlike humans and lots of other San Antonio mammals, the baby bats come with 22 teeth. They also grow in size quite rapidly and develop fur and wings quickly too.

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