They are described as "adventurous" and "enthusiastic", and some describe them as great for pirates due to their pirate-like lifestyle at Rockhopper Island. Now adapted to penguin lifestyle, one can now adopt a red puffle at the Pet Shop. One highly notable red puffle is Yarr, Rockhopper's first mate.
Red puffles are known to play Catchin' Waves with their owners and help to score more points. However, they are not comfortable with Survival Mode.