I loaned a serama cock bird out to someone last year to use, and return when he no longer needed or wanted him. But instead of returning him when he was done, he tossed him into a cull pen and apparently forgot about this poor bird. He was returned to me last week in the condition shown in the video. I have never, ever seen scaley leg mite to this crippling degree. This poor bird cannot walk, can barely stand and I suspect he'll loose several toes over this. WHY when it is such a simple method to cure do people let it get to this degree??? This angers me beyond belief, and I have learned a hard lesson to not borrow out birds to others because no one takes care of our birds the way we do. The gap in the right leg was were his band was. It was loose on his leg when I sent him off, so that will give you an idea of how much he is infected with leg mites. Scaley Leg Mite crippled Serama One week later after aggressive treatment his legs are half the size they are in the video. He can now stand and walk with some ease, although he is still very unstable on his feet. I cannot imagine how painful this must be for him. If he overcomes this and has any toes left to stand on, he'll remain here for the rest of his life. Check your birds legs folks! Raised scales are a precursor to scaley leg mite. Vasoline, VetRX, WD-40, are all things to treat it with.