My Mitred conure has recently started scratching at his eye. He is 30 years old, and has never been sick. I noticed the white skin around his eye is starting to turn dark brown. I didn't worry about that, because his other eye has been like that for years. There must also be a little weeping because some of the feathers around his eye are caked a little. Julio loves to bath, and has a good soaking twice a week.