Hi all,

I have a brown headed african parrot. She is 22 years old. I have noticed recently that it looks like the feathers are around her eyes have "thinned." Like she is losing them. It's more around one eye than the other. It also looks like she may be losing feathers at the very front of her head, right by her beak. I know that her type of bird generally lives to 20. I am a little concerned that this may be the first sign of age? or illness? I know losing her is inevitable. I will still be lost without her. We have been together since I was 8 years old.