Originally Posted by UmbraWolf
i noticed the pigeon is no squabbie anymore lol, the crop has gotten conciderably smaller and i'm wondering when it should be moved to seed, its starting to already eat it a bit, any more suggestions
Is the youngster drinking on his own?
If you have other youngsters its age, you could put them in a "play" (I have used an old play pen in an enclosed room) environment, seperated from the other pigeons. Lay out lots of paper towels and newspaper under that, to soak up spills. Put out a nice deep bowl (spill proof) and some water, and watch how they interact and learn to eat and drink from each other. They will even try to bathe in their water bowl. Before you know it, they become very good at picking up seeds, one right after the other, and swallowing them.