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Egyptian Fruit Bats

Common Name: Egyptian Fruit Bats

Scientific Name: Rousettus aegyptiacus

General Information: The Egyptian Fruit Bat come from Africa, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and the Indian subcontinent. They are small, nocturnal mammal, with an average size of 5.9" and a wingspan of 24". The average lifespan is just 8 - 10 years in the wild, but up to 22 years in captivity with proper care!

Diet: The primary diet is a mixture of fruits, liquified greens, and a couple of supplements added.

Price: $3,550 / pair.

Availability: Bat's are truly amazing animals, however, they are not a pet in the traditional sense. Although they are easily tamed to take food from your hand, etc., they stress easily and are not something to be held as most other animals. They are strictly for display. Bat's don't do well individually, the larger the colony, the more they will thrive. If you are interested in obtaining bats for your park, zoo, breeding program, etc., we offer them by the pair only, in groups of two or more. If you have done your research, and understand they are more of a hands off pet, you can purchase them below. Please note, the bats in our store are not for sale! They are ours personally, and kept in the store on public display for education and outreach! Bats are sold by special order. Step one, research, step two, purchase them, step 3, we will help you with your Florida permit (permit is free, and our assistance is at no additional cost!), step 4, wait for your permit, which is usually around 8 weeks. Your bats will be in store and ready for pickup by the time your permit is in hand!

Permit Information: A free class 3 permit is required in the state of Florida. For information on how the permit process works or to apply now, CLICK HERE! Each state has different laws. If you live outside the state of Florida check with your local Fish & Wildlife first to ensure the animal is legal and obtain any required permit before hand. For species requiring a permit in Florida, we offer free assistance to Florida residents once the animal has been reserved!

Financing: Financing is available if needed! $0.00 down, take your pet home today, and 90 days same as cash! For instant approval, CLICK HERE!

Pet Transport: Pet transportation is available if needed for this pet! It is not required, however, if you are unable to pickup in store, it is a great, time saving option. We offer transport up to 1,200 miles in any direction from our store! Need supplies? Not a problem! We offer free shipping of supplies, with any purchase of pet transport! Simply call the store, and we'll get you taken care of!

Before booking pet transportation, be sure to read our terms of agreement.

How to book pet transport?

Step One: Check out below. When checking out, choose the distance in miles your home is located from our store.

Step Two: Fill out our online transportation form so we have your delivery information. Simply, click here.

Step Three: We will contact you shortly to confirm your booking and get you added to our next route! We typically make one route with all deliveries per month.

What does the transport fee include:

* Shipping crate, which is yours to keep!

* Water & food bowl, which is yours to keep!

* Starter Food!

* Exceptional care by a qualified employee!

* Transportation, by a USDA licensed business, in a climate controlled, professional transport vehicle!

* We are fully licensed and insured!

* A stress free experience!

* A private number for you to contact at any time while your pet is in transit to check on the status, arrival time and more, giving you peace of mind!

Terms of agreement: Please note, all sales are final. You are purchasing a companion, not a product. This is a big commitment, and we ask you to do the research and be fully committed before checking out. Also, once an animal is sold or preordered, they are considered unavailable. This means if you purchase and change your mind, it can potentially cost the animal a fur-ever home, as even with preorders, quantity is limited, and once the number is reached, other potential adopters will be told no. Due to this, animals are not refundable or transferable.

If transporting your pet, a small pet taxi, and hang on food and water dish will be added to the transport fee. These are yours to keep!