So for the past while my male button quail has been bullying his mate. He will grab at her legs and trip her, and I picked her up today and noticed that she has scabbing around her vent, so I can infer that he has been picking at her around there as well. Is there anything I can do to stop him hurting her, or is the only solution to removed the male ?? Also before anyone suggests it, no, I will not put another female in with the pair. Button quail are monogamous and that is how it stays at my house.