Bird Toys Market is Segmented By Product Type (Wooden toys, Plastic toys, Paper toys, Rope toys, Foot toys, Foraging toys, and Others), By Bird Type (Parrots, Canaries, Finches, Parakeets, Cockatiels, Lovebirds, and Others), By Distribution Channel (Online and Offline), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa). The report offers the value (in USD billion) for the above-mentioned segments.

Bird Toys Market Size

Market Size in USD


Study Period2023 - 2030
Base Year of Estimation2022
Fastest Growing MarketAsia Pacific
Largest MarketNorth America
Market ConcentrationHigh
Major PlayersPetsmart Inc., Petco Animal Supplies Inc., PetEdge Dealer Services, Paradise Pet Company, Cardinal Gates
*Disclaimer: Major players are listed in no particular order.
*Source: Coherent Market Insights
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Bird Toys Market Analysis

The bird toys market size is expected to reach US$ 2.16 Bn by 2030, from US$ 1.29 Bn in 2023, at a CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast period. Bird toys are accessories and play objects designed specifically for pet birds. They provide mental stimulation, physical exercise, and behavioral enrichment. Bird toys allow birds to tap into their natural foraging instincts and prevent boredom and stress. Key drivers of the market include rising pet bird ownership, increasing spending on pet care and accessories, and growing awareness about pet health and wellbeing.

The bird toys market is segmented based on product type, bird type, distribution channel, and region. By product type, the wooden toys segment is expected to dominate the market share during the forecast period. Wooden bird toys are popular as they are safe, durable, and allow birds to satisfy chewing urges. The natural wood materials also aid beak conditioning.

Bird Toys Market Drivers

  • Increasing Pet Bird Population and Rising Pet Ownership: The global pet bird population has been rising steadily, driven by the increasing ownership of birds like parrots, parakeets, and canaries as companion pets. Birds are viewed as relatively easier pets to care for versus dogs or cats. The growing emotional attachment of owners with their pet birds is leading to higher attention to their enrichment. Owners are more perceptive of the mental stimulation and activity needs of their pet birds today. This is creating a significant demand for specialized bird toys. The rise of nuclear families and dual-income households are also contributing to the growth of pet birds for companionship.
  • Premiumization of Pet Care and Accessories: Today's pet owners are far more lavish and compassionate toward their companion animals, investing more money in high-quality pet food, veterinary treatment, accessories, and enrichment items like toys. The premium pet care market has entered the mainstream. With birds viewed as family members, owners are willing to spend more on engaging and safe bird toy products. Premium bird toy brands that are made from natural, sustainable materials are witnessing high adoption. Pet specialty retailers are also stocking more innovative and upscale bird toy options. The premiumization trend caters well to the natural foraging and chewing instincts of pet birds.
  • Expanding E-commerce and Omnichannel Retail: The proliferation of online and omnichannel pet care retail is providing greater access to specialized bird toys for owners globally. Leading online retailers like Amazon stock a vast range of bird toy products, catering to diverse bird species and enrichment needs. Pet specialty retailers are also bolstering their digital presence through acquisitions of e-tailers and digital-first strategies. The convenience and discounts offered by online shopping provides flexibility to owners. E-commerce sales of pet products are forecast to account for over 25% of the overall sales by 2025. Omnichannel shopping journeys also allow owners to research online and purchase offline.
  • Product Innovation and Customization: To increase novelty value and pique pet bird interest, bird toy producers are always coming up with new materials, shapes, textures, colors, and features to offer. Interactive electronic toys, treat dispensing puzzles, floral and planetary designs, and Do it yourself (DIY) bird toy kits are gaining popularity. Custom-built bird toys are also emerging as a trend, with startups providing tailored products based on bird breed, size, personality, and behavioral profile. Custom bird toys cater closely to the individual stimulation needs of pet birds versus mass manufactured products. Product innovation and customization are thus strong drivers.

 Bird Toys Market Restraints

  • Perception as Discretionary Purchase: Pet bird toys are becoming more and more common, yet many owners still consider them to be optional, non-essential purchases. The lack of awareness on the enrichment and developmental benefits quality toys provide limits market size. Owners may compensate with DIY solutions or suboptimal toys. Budget constraints may also restrict demand among lower and middle income demographics. There is need for greater education by veterinarians and retailers on the role of toys in responsible bird ownership. Effective communication of health and behavioral benefits can help establish toys as an essential accessory.
  • Dominance of the Unorganized Sector: The unorganized sector including online marketplaces, independent retailers, and hobbyists crafting homemade bird toys hold a significant share of sales in developing markets. These limit the reach of larger branded manufacturers given lower prices despite questionable quality and safety standards. The presence of counterfeit products also hinders growth of the organized sector. Brands need to emphasize durability, safety, and innovation to counter competition from the unorganized space and sensitize consumers.
  • Seasonal Demand Fluctuations: Bird toy sales are subject to periodic fluctuations depending on the time of year. Demand tends to peak during the holiday gifting season in winter when toys are commonly purchased as pet presents. Sales taper for most of the year before rising again around the holiday season. Seasonal drops can affect business performance and production planning. Companies need to account for seasonality through promotional strategies like holiday gift guides and loyalty programs to drive repeat sales.

Bird Toys Market Opportunities

  • Untapped Potential in Emerging Markets: Regions like Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America represent massive untapped opportunities for bird toy companies, given the fairly nascent growth stage. Rising disposable incomes in these markets coupled with increasing awareness of pet care is conducive for growth. As small pet birds become popular, demand for engaging toys will rise. Tropical regions also have greater prevalence of bird species. Developing habit of purchasing specialized pet products versus makeshift homemade options also favors growth. Strategic collaborations with local distributors can help gain distribution footprint and consumer mindshare in emerging markets.
  • Mainstreaming Through Veterinary Channels: The veterinary channel remains an under-penetrated opportunity for bird toy companies. Avian veterinarians and clinics deal closely with pet bird owners and can be influential in driving toy purchase decisions. Displaying bird toys in clinic retail areas and collaborating with veterinarians to prescribe toys as part of treatment plans can expand mainstream reach. Veterinarians can also educate owners on selecting toys aligned to pet birds' health needs and behavior. There is potential for prescription bird toys targeted at medical conditions like obesity and arthritis. Overall, the veterinary channel provides a means to push premium products and specialized knowledge.
  • Private Label Offerings: Developing exclusive bird toy collections for leading pet specialty retailers under private label arrangements provides an attractive growth opportunity. Petco, PetSmart, and Pet Supplies Plus have significant brick-and-mortar and online distribution footprint. Private labels allow retailers to differentiate through unique products while being affordable. It also builds stronger supplier relationships and loyalty. Tapping the private label segment can aid premium positioning given retailers' focus on upgrading in-house brands. Walmart and Target also represent mass retail opportunities for affordable private label bird toys.
  • Licensing and Brand Partnerships: Partnering with popular entertainment franchises, movies and brands like Star Wars, Marvel, and Disney for licensed bird toys can provide freshness while leveraging existing brand equity. Such toys enjoy strong appeal given the pre-existing fan following for brands. Collaborations with zoos, aquariums and conservation groups are other licensing opportunities to build credibility and purpose-driven products. Even partnering with influencers popular in the pet space can provide visibility. Overall, strategic brand partnerships and licensing agreements open cross-promotional possibilities to attract new consumers.