Red was abandoned as an egg by unwanted parents. In fact, he was born in a "lost and found" area with other bird's possessions. Growing up, Red was often bullied by other children, and gave him the nickname "Eyebrows", which was a very insulting, and making fun of his thick, black eyebrows. Red had hardly any friends and everyone teased him about it often.
Red also looked up to a figure known as "Mighty Eagle," self-proclaimed protector of their island, and unknowingly, shared the same obsession with Red's future best friends, Chuck and Bomb.