You do have to spend a lot of time with them out of the cage. Lories dont tend to be destructive as their beaks are not strong. They dont each nuts and stuff in the wild like most parrots, they eat fruit and nectar so they dont need a powerful beak. They can pluck their feathers if they dont have enough attention, and they also will develop an unpleasant screaming habit!!
When im out of the house i usually leave the TV on for the birds
Is ruby a rainbow lorie. I have a scarlett lorie, she does talk as well as a lorie talks. She does call "daddy peanut" quite clearly. Thats her call when she wants something. She likes her nectar but will finish off her bowl of meat,fruit,veggies, etc everytime when my other birds are fussy and leave alot of it. She likes to play dead, chases a spoon on the counter, will try and lift anything. also is a good mimic and will count back when you tap out 1,2,3,etc she will tap her foot the same amount as you tap