We are licensed wildlife trappers & licensed wildlife rehabbers. We are only holding these flying squirrels until we finish the squirrel trapping job then we release the colony together so their chances of survival are best. Warning Label: Flyers bite. Flyer's teeth are sharp enough to crack nuts & seed shells. DO NOT attempt to touch any wildlife - ever. I have scars to show that squirrels teeth cut through our flesh like it is butter.