I was looking at my local pet store today for a new cat carrier for when i move in a few weeks,But then i came across this poor lil guy... He has no feathers on top of his head or down his neck, wasnt moving very much and was a bit puffed up. (pics below) He was in a display cage (normal size, not very big really, but with wire barred floor) with 9 adult canaries (i made a point of counting becoz it just looked so crowded!) anyway i was looking at him for a few minutes and noticed he wouldnt move out of the corner and kept turning his head kinda of looking over his shoulder all the time, not grooming, just the head movement. Anyway a few moments later he started to walk towards the water dish (which was hung off the side of the cage, just like the seed bowl, more a set up for flying birds) but as soon as he took a few steps a canary flew down and attacked him until he retreated back to the corner! As soon as that happened i went and talked to one of the assistants, asked how long he had been in there & i found out he'd been there a week, & he use to have two other males in the same cage with him, but they died! I asked what happened and he just said 'they just died, sometimes birds do that'.. i told him that the lil guy was getting attacked,and he just nodded and said 'yeah thats been happening alot, they just dont like him'... i tried to find out how old he was, they didnt know, i mention he should be put in a seperate cage with a solid floor, they said 'no hes fine where he is for now', i mentioned they could maybe put food and water at floor level for him, they said 'ill let the boss work something out'... By now i was pretty frustrated that they didnt know anything about the animals they were selling, and pretty annoyed they didnt care bout the info i was trying to give them, or the welfare of that poor bird! So in the end i just felt So sorry for the lil guy i just said ill take him, they wanted $12 for him, i said no way, he looks hurt and miserable, is probably just gonna die like the others ill give you $5, he said no you can have him for $9.. I was not gonna leave him there and i was so angry by then i just said fine give me the bird! Well now he is in his own roomie cage, plenty of food and water in reach, he's got a little hut to hide in, and his very own sandpit to play in! Ive got him seperated from the others for now becoz i want to make sure he's healthy and 100% before he meets them... After watching him for a few minutes( that really should be Hours lol ) He's not puffed up now and ive seen him eat, and he drank alot of water when he first found it. but ive noticed he cant really see out of one of his eyes and it appears that the head turning over shoulder thing is how he sees things on the side of his bad eye... His missing feathers See His Left Eye!! And in his much more compfortable set up.. he seems to be molting also as there is alot of feathers being dropped Sorry for the long rant but i was just So Angry i just needed to vent!