It is commonly believed that touching a baby animal will cause the mother to reject or kill it. This is an “old wives’ tale” and is not true. Babies can be returned to the nest if these criteria are met:

Babies are uninjured.
You have not had them in your possession for more than one day.
You have not fed them any type of milk replacers, formulas, or other types of food.
You know the location of the nest.

We meet these criteria.

We do not meet these criteria.