Countries with the most pet birds – interesting trends revealed

Countries with the most pet birds – interesting trends revealed - Hemp Well

Birds make popular household pets around the world. In some countries, they are even more popular than dogs and cats. Brazil, for example, has more pet birds than any other country. 1 in every 3 households in Brazil has a pet bird. In fact, there are more than an estimated 60 million pet birds in the the Americas. This is more than the number of pet dogs.

How Many Pet Birds by Country

According to a recent study, Brazil has the highest number of pet birds with around 20 million. This is followed by Italy with 14 million, and then the United States with 9 million. Surprisingly, France has the fourth highest number of pet birds with around 6 million, which is more than any other European country.

Bird ownership is growing fastest in the United States. This could be the influence of the large percentage of Latin Americans migrating to America and bringing their culture of bird family with them.

These findings are interesting as they reveal some surprising trends. For example, while the United States has a high number of pet birds, Brazil has a much higher percentage of households that own pet birds (around 29% compared to just 8% in the United States). China also has a high number of pet birds, but this is largely due to the fact that it has a population of over 1.3 billion people

Top 10 Countries with the Most Pet Birds

There are a lot of different factors to consider when it comes to ranking the top countries with the most pet birds. For example, some countries might have more birds in total than other countries, but they might also have a smaller population. Additionally, some countries might have more pet birds per capita than others.

Taking all of this into account, here is a list of the top 10 countries with the most pet birds:

  • Brazil
  • Italy
  • United States
  • Australia
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Russia
  • Belgium


Country Pet Bird Pop. Households Bird to HH
Brazil 19,100,000 57,000,000 1 for every 3 HH
Italy 13,000,000 23,800,000 1 for every 1.8 HH
USA 8,300,000 138,000,000 1 for every 16 HH
Australia 7,800,000 7,700,000 1 for every 1 HH
France 6,200,000 25,200,000 1 for every 4 HH
Netherlands 4,400,000 7,200,000 1for every 1.6 HH
Spain 3,700,000 18,400,000 1 for every 5 HH
Germany 3,500,000 37,500,000 1 for every 11 HH
Russia 2,800,000 52,000,000 1 for every 18 HH
Belgium 2,700,000 4,500,000 1 for every 1.6 HH
Poland 1,300,000 13,400,000 1 for every 10 HH
UK 1,000,000 26,400,000 1 for every 26 HH
Greece 900,000 3,600,000 1 for every 4 HH
Portugal 600,000 3,600,000 1 for every 6 HH
New Zealand 500,000 1,300,000 1 for every 2.6 HH
Hungary 400,000 4,000,000 1 for every 10 HH
Switzerland 400,000 3,700,000 1 for every 9.3 HH
Sweden 300,000 4,500,000 1 for every 15 HH
Austria 300,000 3,500,000 1 for every 12 HH

Because the bird market is a sliver of a sliver compared to the dog and cat markets, actual, expensive scientific research concerning birds and hemp is not likely to appear anytime soon. So, the thought is, why not use the next best thing to that expensive, scientific research – personal observations!

– Ryan Richmond, founder Hemp Well

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