Factor Red

Factor Red is concentrated powder used to enhance the plumage colour of Red Factor Canaries, Red Siskins, Flamingoes and other species of birds that require dietary canthaxanthin to maintain feather colour.

Key Features

  • Contains a minimum 10% Canthaxanthin in concentrated powder form.
  • More cost-effective than pre-diluted liquid preparations.
  • Can be added to drinking water, in soft food or pelleted diets.


Active Ingredient

Canthaxanthin (min)           10%           

Pack Sizes

 25g, 50g, 100g & 1kg packs.


Dissolve in water to make a stock solution, which is then further diluted with drinking water or mixed with soft food.

To Make Stock Solution

For 1 Litre of Stock Solution: Add 25g Factor Red powder to 1 litre of  boiling water.

Add half the water (500ml) to the power first and mix until dissolved. Then add the remaining 500ml of boiling water and mix thoroughly.

Store stock solution in the refrigerator.

For Use in Drinking Water

Supply before and during moult periods. Dilute 50ml of stock solution with 950ml boiling water to make 1 litre of drinking water. Allow to cool, before offering to birds. Make fresh daily.

For Use in Soft Food

Feed throughout the year. Add to soft foods such as Passwell Egg & Biscuit and Passwell Finch Soft Food. Thoroughly mix 5ml (1 teaspoon) of stock solution per 100g of soft food offered. Prepare fresh daily.