Oh, and I guessed the age through this website here:
use your fingers to peck at the seeds in the bowl while it watches before you give it some seedsActually the baby needs about a tablespoon of seed, 4 times a day. You initially have to gently pry the beak open if you feed them seed, put a few seeds in at a time-(if it's a pea, only one), behind the tongue and then allow baby to swallow. Once they get used to it and they know their bellies are getting filled it is not so bad.
You should leave a nice deep spill proof dish of seeds around for him to practice, but he needs help to eat until he picks up and actually swallows one seed right after the other.
I'm glad he is drinking on his own, and PLEASE do feed him, once he has had a tablespoon of seed make sure he drinks.
You need to make sure the crop empties after each meal, and do make sure the baby drinks after you feed the peas. You might also get some (human grade or avian) probiotics to helps with digestion and get some good gut flora in the digestive track.I've been feeding her for a bit now, letting her drink on her own, since she knows how to do that. I just place her favourite seeds into the water dish and she goes in after them, and then realizes it's water. Her memory doesn't seem to be the best. lol
Either way, I'd say I have about 20 peas in her now, and I'll feed her a bit more after she has some water in her system. Her crop feels a bit gritty and full and she's definitely balooned up a bit. Is this normal? There really isn't a risk of overfeeding is there?