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Swollen Foot

Well, i just came home from school a few hours ago, and saw my bird had a swollen and red foot, with the top most nail missing. It is "leaking" out water, or so it seems. I watched him for about an hour and noticed he would try and hide or tuck it in. There was also a lot of water on the section above the leg. I don't know if it was caused by trauma or something like that. But if you could please tell me if there is anything life-threatening about this.  
Type of Animal
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Cockiteil
Age of Animal
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Approx. 4
Sex of Animal
:  
Male
Breed of Animal
:  
Cockitiel
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
:  
January 20, 2006
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It sounds like a traumatic injury, and there may be a fracture.  Since the wound is also open,  it would be best to take your bird to a vet for antibiotics, X-Rays and repair of the fracture, if necessary.
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