All About Red Factor Sun Conure

Red Factor Sun Conures are less common than other types of Sun Conures, so you should think yourself quite lucky if you come across any Red Factor Sun Conures in the wild.

All About Red Factor Sun Conure

It’s their vivid coloring that sets them apart from most other species of bird on the planet, but it’s their quirky behavior that differentiates them from other similar-looking species such as the sun conure.

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about the Red Factor Sun Conure and how this bird has become so special.

The Difference Between A Red Factor Sun Conure And A Normal Sun Conure

Sun conures are often confused with red factor sun conures because, to be fair, they do appear to the Laymen to be the same species of bird.

This is not true, however. Seeing them together, it is easy to observe the differences between them. Compared to the sun conures, red factor sun conures have a totally different personality.

In spite of this, they have a lot in common. Sun conures and red factors are both relatively small birds. Both enjoy playing around, sometimes for hours at a time, and last but not least, they’re both wonderful pets.

Sun conures normally have yellow tones with orange spots in their plumage. The yellow part of the red factor sun conure is washed with a reddish-orange wash. In fact, they have a reddish-orange wash over their whole body rather than orange or yellow. 

Their wings make them easy to identify too. It doesn’t matter whether the red-factor sun conures are babies or adults, their wings are always tinged with red.

Sun conures are also readily available, which is one of the differences between red factors and sun conures. They are bred regularly throughout the year due to their demand. Red factors are not bred regularly, making them much harder to find in both the wild and captivity.

The average cost of a sun conure is $150. No matter where in the world you are, the highest price is never more than this amount. However, red factor sun conures can cost anywhere from $1500 to $15,000; ten times more than the sun conure.

So, if you’re looking to bring one of these creatures into your home as a pet, we hope you have a pretty healthy bank account!

The Iconic Red Factor Sun Conure Color

Red factors are completely red since they were born. Their skin appears bright red. As they get older, they become more orange than red. They develop feathers with a slight yellow tincture.

Red factor sun conure color is an important characteristic for distinguishing a red factor sun conure from a regular sun conure. But it’s not the only characteristic. There are other characteristics like size, weight, shape, and behavior that help us to tell them apart.

Red factor sun cone colors are different depending on the individual. Some have a reddish-brown head, while others have a light pink head. Some have a dark blue eye, while others have a green eye.

Some have white or yellow feet, while others have black feet. Red factor sun conures are very colorful birds. They come in many shades of reds, oranges, and yellows. 

Fun Things About The Red Factor Sun Conure

Red factor sun conures are quiet birds who aren’t very vocal. They need to be trained to speak properly. Even when they do speak, they tend to use short sentences and simple words.

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They also have an uncanny ability to mimic sounds. For example, they’ll imitate the sound of a doorbell ringing.

They like to play games, especially hide-and-seek and peekaboo. They also enjoy watching TV shows and movies.

They love to eat seeds, nuts, fruits, vegetables, and grains. They also enjoy eating meat —  When they feel hungry, they will go after anything they can get their hands on.

When it comes to feeding your pet, you should feed them three times per day – morning, noon, and night. Make sure that you give them enough food so that they’re healthy and full of energy, but not so much they will become overweight.

Red Factor And Sun Conures Pricing 

Red factor sun conures are the rarest kind of parrot. As mentioned earlier, prices tend to start at the $1500 mark. Because of this rarity, sun conures are the most expensive parrots in the world.

The regular sun conures are the second most popular pet bird in the United States. They are so popular that there are now breeding centers in every state. In fact, there are more than 200 breeding centers in the U.S. alone.

The sun conures are native to South America. They live mainly in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, French Guiana, Uruguay, and Chile.

The Lifespan Of The Wonderful Sun Conure

The lifespan of a red factor sun conure can be extended up to 35 years if they receive proper care and eat a healthy diet. A normal lifespan is 20 years. This means that a red factor sun conures will live longer than a regular sun conure.

A red factor sun conure’s lifespan depends on many things. For example, it depends on how well they are fed, what food they eat, and how often they get sick. If they are given a balanced diet, then they will live longer.

A red factor sun conure needs to eat a lot of protein. They should not eat too much fruit, but they should eat plenty of vegetables.

They should have a variety of foods. They should also be given enough water. If they do not drink enough water, then they will dehydrate themselves.

If a red factor sun conure eats a lot of sugar, then they will become obese. Obesity can cause health problems for a red factor sun conure, as it can for any animal, so if you’re lucky enough to have one as a pet, try your best to keep it lean and healthy.

Is There A Male Or Female Difference?

Red factor sun conures can be quite tricky to tell apart, but it isn’t impossible. The most reliable way to differentiate the sexes, besides doing a DNA test, is to look at their tails.

Male red factor conures have longer tails, and not just by a little bit either. A male conure’s tail can be up to a couple of inches longer than a female.

Red Factor Conure Behavior 

Red Sun conure birds are very friendly and easy to train. They’re extremely intelligent and love attention. They’re also great pets because they’re very loving and affectionate. They make excellent companions and are very easy to care for.

Red factor sun conures are known to be very playful. They like to play games with their owners. They love to eat fruits and vegetables. They enjoy playing with toys and balls. They also enjoy watching TV and listening to music.

Sun Conure Care

Sun conures are very friendly birds that love to play. They are easy to train and can learn new tricks fairly quickly. They are also intelligent and enjoy learning new things.

This means you have to put some effort into entertaining them and keeping their minds focused, otherwise, they can get bored.

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They make wonderful pets because they are extremely affectionate. They like to cuddle and will even kiss you! Red factor sun conures are great talkers and have a lot of vocabulary. They can imitate sounds and voices. They can also sing songs.

They are very social animals and enjoy being around others. They are very vocal and make many different types of noises.

They are very active and like to exercise. They are very clean and like to bathe. They are very noisy and like to squawk and chirp. They do not like to be left alone for too long. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Red Factor Sun A Purebred?

In comparison to other conures, the red factor sun is a purebred.

Can Sun Conures Have Red Factor Babies?

It is impossible for a baby sun conure who is red in color but does not carry the genes  to produce a red factor baby sun conure.

What Is A Red Factor Sun Conure?

A Red Factor Sun Conure is a type of parrot native to South America, Brazil, Guyana, and Venezuela. They are good natured, highly intelligent, and have a vivid red plumage straight from birth.

Much like other species of parrot, the red factor Conure can learn to talk, but they much prefer imitating sounds than they do words, so don’t be surprised if you hear them recreating the general sounds of your household rather than the conversations held within it.


Now that you have read this guide thoroughly, you will have a better understanding of the amazing and fascinating Red Factor Sun Conure and its regular counterpart, the standard Sun Conure.

These facts we have provided you with should give you a greater understanding of what these birds are like and any distinctive features that they may have.

Should you have the pleasure of coming across one of these majestic creatures, be sure to capture the moment with a camera, but don’t fret if you’re not quick enough to snap a shot.

These vivacious birds are very memorable, so you won’t be forgetting your sighting any time soon!

Harlan Derricks
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