Here I am, mother to some sort of finch that's no bigger than my thumb. Courtesy of my mother in law who found it blown out of a pine tree right in the middle of a cold snap after the heat. Nest out of reach and keeled over sideways after a storm last night. Little bird chilled and near death. I thought I was being all proactive calling the rehabber and leaving a voicemail before MIL even pulled in the driveway here with it. Turns out... they're not in a panic to come get this bird from me.. so here I am with it. TINY it is. Not naked, luckily... just enough feathers for me to think it's something like 3 weeks old or so. Does anyone raise finches? Is it really going to be ok on dog food soaked in water? I also have baby parrot formula, little finch feed crumbles I could turn to a mash... or chick starter (unmedicated) I could make a mash of? It has no interest in taking food from me, and I've had it warmed up for about 6 hours now. I really thought it was going to be someone else's problem by now. But I guess I get to give it my best go and hope for the best. I waited for it to be warm and start cheeping before offering food. I've been returning every hour after that to try again, talking to it and following the tone of it's chirps. Any finch people with any pointers? Here it is... It has a short little beak, like a finch. Edges still very soft and rubbery like.