Nope, standard old birth defect. The original owner was a breeder who tried something or other to get them as straight as possible back when Colin was first hatched and according to the paperwork, this was the best the breeder could do. The bird was taken to a specialty vet back when it had no eyes. I have no idea what "back when it had no eyes" means and I wasn't about to ask because quite frankly... I didn't want to know. I looked at the paperwork and the paperwork clearly listed a vet's name who allegedly stated the bird would never walk or be able to perch with a suggestion that a cage be provided that had more ground area. This is the last bird out of all she had to find a good home and the people actually clapped when I came in this evening as they figured I would be a no show. *They are going to "board" my bird for an additional fee of $35 for one week so that I can coordinate shipping. I am told their normal boarding fee is $45 with a cage and $55 without a cage so I should feel "special" considering I traded the used cage I had bought for a used airline approved vented carrier. They wanted to know if I was interested in a pygmy goat. I laughed in their faces and told them not to even think about bringing it out from the kennel to show me as I was in enough trouble as it was. They told me the original owner was a diabetic and is deceased and they brought it out anyway. *Cutest darn little thing but unless it meows, I'm not interested.