Loved this. Budgies get scaly leg mites too- except it's called scalyface in their circles. It's because the mites infest the ceres('nose').. their ceres are mostly smooth.... Hm, yeah why do those mites stay on the legs and noses but not on the body..? queenchik- lash eggs are severely deformed eggs, not even close egg in shape. Pretty gross.. there's some threads on BYC.