Red Lory Eos Bornea The red lory’s playful personality and beautiful appearance make this high-energy parrot a favorite among bird fanciers and the more advanced pet bird owners alike. The red lory is the most commonly kept lory in captivity. This bird’s playful personality and its beautiful appearance make the red lory a favorite among fanciers and the more advanced novice alike. The red lory makes an excellent pet for the person who is willing to take time to deal with the very special needs exclusive to this family. Lories need much more attention and care than most companion birds, and need a dutiful owner that is attentive to all of their daily requirements. The red lory is primarily a deep, pomegranate-red, with blue markings on its wings and face. They range in size from 10 to 12 inches and have an orange beak. The most remarkable feature about a lory is its tongue, which looks like a little brush, and is used to remove the pollen and nectar from flowers, the lory’s favorite natural food.