Hello all, I have a family to button quails and last week one of them had a chick but for some reason abandoned him right after he hatched. To keep him safe whilst he's still small he's by himself in a box on my desk where he lives quite happily most of the time. 2 days ago I noticed a small ball of what looks like dried poo on his center toe on his right foot. I tried to get it off but couldn't and since it was small enough that it didn't seem to bother him I decided to leave it in the hopes it might fall off by itself. 2 days later it's still there, and I've also noticed him occasionally pecking at it (though it is still too small to really hinder him). What is the correct course of action in this case? With the larger ones, I have always made sure to remove anything stuck to their feet asap, particually when it is causing them problems walking or standing. In this case I am much more hesitant as I am worried about how small he is, and how much more fiddly any kind of intervention would be. I have attached a picture so you can see the extend of it, I would appreciate any advice. Thanks in advance.