Watch These Baby Bats Get Wrapped Up In Blanket Burritos
Being swaddled into a blanket burrito is all part of an adorable day's work for these tiny bats.
First things first: a stretch and a belly rub.
These flying foxes were orphaned by an extreme heat event in Australia, but luckily the kind folks at Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre are giving them the shelter and care they need for a second chance at life. Of course, no bat burrito would be complete without a preparatory stretch and tickle.
Next comes a teeny bath.
After getting a wipe-down, these cute pups are ready to be swaddled. The rubber teats are put in their mouths so they can suckle and feel at ease.
Get those limbs properly tucked!
Once all the pup's limbs have been gently gathered, the wrapping can begin.
Fold the ends underneath ...
Any burrito maker worth her salt knows it's all in the wrist.
... et voilà!
The adorable final product: some happily wrapped flying fox orphans. Bat pups need to be swaddled or kept warm while they eat. Being highly social creatures who are used to a lot of hands-on care, being swaddled while eating and napping with little pals helps them feel safe.
For more batty cuteness, check out Australian Bat Clinic's Facebook page.