Red Lory

Red lory, scientifically known as Eos bornea, is a small-sized parrot with a cheerful personality. Its entertaining nature and fancy look are two of the main reasons why bird enthusiasts commonly choose this bird as their pet.

Red Lory

Quick Information

Color Red body, blue streaks on the wing
Size 10-12 inches(25.4-30.4 cm)
Weight 5-6 oz( 150-160 gram)
Distribution Indonesia, Australia, New Guinea
Habitat Tropical mangrove and moist lowland forests
Subspecies
  • E.b. bornea
  • E.b. rothschildi
  • E.b. cyanonothus
  • E.b.bernsteini
Diet Fruits, pollen, nectar
Breeding age 8 months
Clutch size 2-3 eggs
Incubation period 24 days
Fledging 40-50 days
Lifespan 15-30 years
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Temperament as pets Active
Maintenance requirement Moderate
Noise level High
Talking ability Good

Pictures of Red Lory

Red Lory Bird

As Pets

Housing

The bird might be small in size but its agile nature calls for a spacious cage sizing 36″x 48″x 24″. With lots of toys inside and some perches, the cage should have some free space left for the movement of the bird.

Temperature

For your lory, the room temperature should be within 70-80°F.

Temperament & personality

The bird can go on playing the whole day with toys although it gets bored easily playing with the same toys for an extended period. Usually, the chatty bird can pick up any word quickly to repeat afterward. It emits high pitched whistles during sunrise and sunset. A red lory often hangs upside down from its cage.

Red Lory Images

Red Lory Parrot Pictures

Feeding

Nectar and fruit-based diet are good for your lory, with some mealworms as occasional treats. Since the bird makes a mess out of its food, make sure to change its water and food after a while.

Care

Attention is the biggest care factor that you can ensure as without your supervision the naughty bird can do anything. Your association and interaction are important for the mood of the bird. The active bird doesn’t need separate time for exercising as it is always on the move.

Health problems

Hemochromatosis is the main illness that can plague a lory, besides other parrot diseases.

Price

The range is usually $250-$300 for a single red lory.

Red Lory Parrot

Red Lory Pictures

Interesting Facts

Video: Playful Red Lory

Reference

  1. https://lafeber.com/pet-birds/species/red-lory/
  2. https://www.petplace.com/article/birds/general/choosing-a-red-lory/
  3. https://www.parrots.org/encyclopedia/red-lory
  4. http://www.avianrearingresource.co.uk/species/documents/263.pdf

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