well i was surprised as i hadnt seen head, tail or feather (excuse the pun) of a Canary when i go to my parents house.
unless the cat got to it first.
my mum answers the door the other day to a man who was clearly Libyan from his accent.
man: Assalamu allykum
Mum: Waalykum assalam
Man: Ukhti, abu whiteafrican mawjood? (is your husband in)
Mum: La ya akhi (nope)
Man: bahee, Hamza ga3id? (ok, is hamza home?)
Mum: La ya akhi (nope) aya khidma (can i help)
Man: walahi fee nas galoolee in il haj ow wilda ibee300 fe Canary (well to be honest, some people informed me that your husband and son sell canaries)
Mum: afwan? (excuse me)
Man: 3indik canary?
Mum: (holding in a laugh) La ya akhi (nope)
Man: lakin galoolee il haj ibee3 feehum (but they told me that your husband sells canaries)
Mum: in nas ghaltaneenen ya khooy (the people are mistaken)
man: bahee bahee, lakin law sami3tee in had ibee3 fil canary yaretik itbalgheenee (ok ok, but if you hear of some one who sells canaries, let me know)
and that was that...
years and years ago we had a pet budgie but we where never in the business of selling birds!!