I have a 8/9 months old japanese quail and she's had a lump in her ankle for a while. It's not a huge lump and it doesn't look like bumble foot to me. It's of a purplish color and it's a little swollen. I don't think is anything too serious because she eats fine and lays eggs but she's limping a little bit and avoids standing on her foot with the lump(yet she walks around my house,she's not lethargic) so I believe it's time I do something about this issue. Today I started to let her feet in warm water with salt to see if I can get some positive results but since I don't know what the problem seems to be I guess this won't do. If anyone knows how to treat these things,please let me know. (I'd like to remark once again that the foot that's giving her troubles is the one with the purple swollen lump) I've been told to pinch it with a needle and let whatever it's inside that lump out, but I think there must be some more reasonable solution. If there is,please tell me. I don't know much about quails, but I do know this isn't normal for one so I'm in a real need of help right now. Kind regards.