Hi, just joined today in hope that somebody with avairy experience may be able to offer some advice One of my cats has a habit of bringing me animals that are still alive, if they are well and healthy other than shock i cannot just leave them. Sometimes i can release them just after a quick check but often they are babies. Whilst i was bringing my washing in the other day my cat came out of some tress licking his lips, their was a greenfinch(male i think) flying from tree to tree obviously panicking. A little finch chick hobbled out and threw itself towards me, i took Archie inside(the cat) and left the chick hoping that its parents would maybe sort it out, (although looking at the size of the chick it is not that much smaller than its parent and with the nests being high i didnt see how the parent was going to get the chick back up in the nest.) I left him outside around 45 mins, when i went back outside he had fallen asleep in the same spot, parent nowhere to be heard or seen. It was going dark so the only choice seemed to pick him up and keep him inside overnight. I then let my dogs off, one of them dragged the carcass of one of the greenfinch adults out and then i felt something behind me and another chick was sat looking at me the dogs luckily hadnt seen it so i took her inside and put her in with her brother. I have raised abandoned chickens, geese but not small avairy type birds. Im guessing the main differences are that these types are totally dependant on their parents and their diets differ. I made up a mash with some chick crumbs i had, hemp protein powder, a green vitamin mix i had, sunflower seeds mashed and small amount of celery leaves mashed, i fed them 3 times last night, after they calmed down they started asking for food and as i didnt know the last time they where fed was, i figured they would know they needed feeding. Today they have been feeding every 30-45 mins, the female is not as lively as the male and is also eating much more, she opens her mouth fully for me to drop it in whilst the male prefers to perch on my hand and pull his food from the tweezers. He is not eating nearly as much but like i said is more lively than the female, although both are doing alot better compared to how they where early hours of this morning at points i thought the female was dead. I know it is hard to tell female from male but im quite good at sexing when supposedly unsexable so im going with the genders for now lol. The reason i am posting is i have no experience with raising avairy type birds, i have gone on instinct and a little info i found on the internet. By looking at them from an inexperienced point of view i would guess they are around 3-4 weeks old?(i have attached a photo) their second lot of feathers have come through ,very little down left. At the moment i am keeping them in a very small incubator lined with straw. I would hope that i could eventually re-release them but the age that they are i know that would be very difficult. How long do i roughly have before they will need a a bigger space? What size housing would you recommend? Could they live with chickens and/or a 3month old cockrel(obviously not locked in together at night, but in a run?) Can you let small birds out for the day and they come back at night? or do they not work like that haha. Is the diet i am feeding them on okay? I read that compared to other birds such as robins, blackbirds, starlings etc they hardly eat insects, so no need for worms? Thankyou for reading.