I love Lories. Sweet little Lorie you have.
I had a Red Lorie who ate out of the dog dish with my Basenji (mix), Cinnamon. Cinnamon crossed the Rainbow Bridge June 2008.:(
Cinnamon, aka CeCe, didn't like birds, but when the Lorie moved in and started saying "CeCe, come here!" "CeCe, go nighty." "CeCe, Mommy loves you." Cinnamon decided that the Lorie was worth befriending. They were quite a team!
Irena - I had a pair of lovebirds years ago, they were a pair of rescues i took in. Such pretty little things, great fun to watch! Mine werent at all tame though, they can give a nasty bite!
Dan - They can be loud (like all birds) but they're generally regarded as being one of the quieter species. They are fantastic talkers. I had a rainbow lorikeet and he could sing about 5 songs (and dance along to it!!) as well as having a vocabulary of about 200 words. The black capped lories (what ruby is) are considered to be the best talkers so Ruby should be able to speak fairly well. She is already saying "hello ruby"
Sorry i cant join in Jess - am suer she is lovely but birds give me the heebie jeebies!
You will need to give a warning in your titles next so i know if i can safely just look at the pictures of the beautiful Maya & the cute pugs, and avoid those flying things (i dont even eat chicken, have a real phobia about them!)
We were scared of our parrot when we first got him and I think he knew it. We would open the cage first thing out of his mouth was I BITE and that he would do. Then he get out of cage and thats when the fun would start. There is no way around it they can bite hard now we have a loving happy bird he will even tell you I love you and then I love me he is crazy.