I have a friend that just bought a pair of American Fantails from someone and he said that when he bought them they had scale mites and was wondering if I knew how to treat his birds. Well I have no idea. Never even heard of scale mites. Does anyone know what scale mites are and how you would treat your birds for them? It looks like his birds have something caked on the bottom of their feet. Its very hard and rough. Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.