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Michael Peterson
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I know, weird question. I just have always wondered if you could use bats instead of doves.I have talked to some people about this & the concern is that they thought the wings are too fragile, any help is appreciated.

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Does this mean all your shows would have to be done at night? Smile



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I had a friend a long long time ago who used to have pet bats. I'm not sure if they are able to be trained or not, but I know they are great survivors. Your best bat..I mean bet would be contact your local zoo and ask them about it or contact someone that specializes in bats, if you need information contacting them, I'll look around here because I have a book that has some information in it.
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Michael Peterson
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Thanx Magic man!

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No Problem glad to help you out...I got curious last night so I looked up those books and did find that under special circumstances they can be trained as they are highly intelligent. They are extremely clean, grooming themselves as much or more than cats do. They only bite when hurt or scared. Most species have excellent eyesight and do not only depend on their sonar. The books I have found this information from are



America’s Neighborhood Bat’s by Merlin D. Tuttle.

A guide to Bats in the world by Gary L. Graham, Ph.D..



Hope this helps you out a little more.
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Sure cats can be trained! Here are the commands that my cat will respond to...



Sleep!

Tear up my expensive speakers!

Eat!

Sleep!

Whine when you are hungry! (all d**n day)

Sharpen your claws on the screen!

Sleep!

Bring in the fleas!

Sleep!



My son’s cat "Buzz Lightkitty" the worlds smartest cat Smile



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Well, that depends on if they are aluminum bats or wooden bats. Aluminum bats work best for stealing as they are light weight and do not splinter !!!



Actually, although a very weird idea I think the use of bats is a brilliant idea if you have a dark show (no pun intended) or gothic show. My thought is that you would become internationally known in the magic community real fast as the guy who uses bats. Think about the potential for lectures (bat steals, harnesses). I’ll manufacture the harnesses for you! Look out General Grant!



Best of luck....please keep us informed if they can be trained and your progress....great idea Smile



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Michael Peterson
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Thank you for your help (& jokes). I just thought that bats would be perfect for me. I couldn’t see myself producing doves, unless I bit the heads off or something. Smile



Thanks,

Ichazod


Posted: Oct 1, 2001 7:24pm
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Unfortunately, bats can’t be kept as pets Smile Thank you all for your input!



Hmmmm, what about Tarantula manipulation?
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