Dinosaurs, lizards and birds share common genetic traits. These traits are not shared by warm blooded animals such as humans and bats. There were flying lizards. They have more in common genetically with birds than bats. personally I like both bats and birds.
Birds aren't mammals. They lay eggs and have feathers instead of fur. Bats are mammals. Bats don't really fly the same way birds do. They glide instead.
Bats are definitely mammals. They do not lay eggs. They are covered in fur, give birth and suckle their young.
Essentially the same answer throughout, bats are mammals. Incidentally bats do fly rather than just glide, Lisa HW maybe you were thinking of flying squirrels?
Great, this thread has me thinking of Rocky and Bullwinkle now
No, it's been pretty much the same answer every time.
Bats are mammals like us (in fact, there was recently new evidence discovered that suggests they're relatives of primates), while birds are more closely related to reptiles.
They fact that they both fly is due to a phenomenon called convergent evolution, which just means that two (or more) unrelated species have developed the same traits in response to similar environmental stimuli.
exactly. How this happened is the pond slime in a certain area was under the influence of some stong wind forces. One day, a strong gust came up and raised some of the slime into the air. It didn't fly for long before it landed on the shore, but it determined that it enjoyed flight somehow. Though the slime did not yet have a brain there was a code embedded in the dna that it needed to later grow wings and fly.
Listen... its all very complex and i dont have all day to describe what happened over 38.65 million years of evolution, but the point is- Thats what happened.
Bats are definitely mammals (I used to teach environmental education). Another interesting tidbit, some bats give birth hanging upside down. How's that for talent?
Well then, paltypussys lay eggs! They are not mammals or birds. LOL And a Kiwi can't fly, not can an ostrich. This is a silly ass question anyway.
bats are mammals...and no they do not suck on human's blood. the vampire bat does suck on blood but that of livestock not human. I have a hub about bats and I am very interested in them.
If you want to be as disgusting as Ozzie then sure you can eat bats.
Fruit bats are quite a delicacy so I've been told. Tastes like chicken, a bird. LOL
lmao ewww I would never in a million years eat bat...poor babies are already misunderstood
Birds don't use echo-location to locate their food the way bats do.
I've occasionally had giant moths on my front-door glass that really have the face and ears of miniature bat. I wonder if those were really baby bats, birds, or flying mini-kittens.
prolly little bats. we get them here sometimes.
bats hang upside down, even when sleeping
now birds have more sense than that..
bats aren't rodents, they are their own species, just as rabbits are. lots of creatures can fly that are not birds...
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