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When is rehab happening

Flying Fox rehabilitation is happening all year round with the busiest time from October to March.

Time Commitment

Depending on the number of animals in your care, the size of your enclosure(s) and the intensity of required treatments, looking after adult Flying Foxes will take about 1-2 hours per day. The time rehab animals stay in care for depends on the severity of their injuries and can range from 2 weeks to many months.

Food for adult Flying Foxes in care is provided once a day in the evening. Enclosures and cages usually only require cleaning once a day in the morning. Most medications and treatments are given twice daily, in the morning and evening. Thus, rehabilitation of adult Flying Foxes ties in nicely when you are working on a full-time basis, but can make some spare time in the morning and evening.


Housing adult Flying Foxes for rehabilitation requires a large size hospital cage for short-term care or a free-standing indoor or outdoor enclosure for longer term rehab cases. Additional equipment needed are towels, feeding bowls and water dripper bottles. Medications are usually provided by the wildlife hospital, but it’s always good to have some Children’s Panadol and Betadine / Iodine Solution at hand.

More details will be provided in our dedicated Rehab workshopscheck-out upcoming trainings.