Pets in Brazil

example of pets in brazil: o gato é preto e branco.

Hi guys! How are you? Today we are going to learn about pets in Brazil. Do you know how we say pets in Portuguese? It’s animais de estimação. It’s also important to notice that we will list the animals with their corresponding definite articles. If you need any help with this topic, check out our Dica about Definite Articles in Portuguese, and I am sure you will ace it!

Pets in Portuguese

You already learned all about animals in Portuguese, but now we will focus on pets! We have different types of animais de estimação. Let’s take a look at some of them:

o cachorrothe dog
o gatothe cat
o papagaio / o lourothe parrot
o coelhothe rabbit
o peixethe fish
o passarinhothe bird
o hamsterthe hamster
o porquinho-da-índiathe guinea pig
a tartarugathe turtle
o furãothe ferret

Pronunciation of Pets in Brazil

Let’s watch the video, where teacher Igor from Rio & Learn will teach us the pronunciation of some of these pets’ names in Portuguese:

Facts about Pets in Brazil

Did you know Brazil is a very pet-friendly country, with many places where you can bring your pet? Or that we are one of the countries with the most pets in the world? Well, let’s learn a few facts about pets in Brazil, now that you’re familiar with the vocabulary!

  1. Brazil has one of the largest pet populations in the world. According to recent estimates, there are over 140 million pets in Brazil, including dogs, cats, birds, fish, and small mammals.
  2. Brazilians have a strong affinity for dogs. They are the most popular pets in the country, with approximately 54 million dogs being kept as companions.
  3. Brazil has a significant number of exotic pets, such as parrots, turtles, snakes, and monkeys. However, it’s important to note that regulations exist to protect native wildlife and prevent illegal wildlife trade.
  4. Our country has a pet-friendly culture, with many public spaces, parks, and beaches allowing pets. There is also a growing number of pet-friendly establishments, including cafes, restaurants, and hotels that cater to pet owners.
  5. Brazil has a well-developed veterinary care system, with numerous veterinary clinics and hospitals throughout the country. Pet owners have access to a range of services, including routine check-ups, vaccinations, surgeries, and specialized treatments.
  6. Adoption is becoming increasingly popular in Brazil, with many animal shelters and rescue organizations dedicated to finding homes for abandoned or stray animals. Adoption events and campaigns promote responsible pet ownership and encourage people to choose adoption over buying pets.
  7. Brazil has animal welfare laws in place to protect pets and prevent animal cruelty. The legislation includes provisions for animal welfare, responsible pet ownership, and penalties for animal abuse.

Exercises about Pets in Brazil

1) Choose which animals below are considered pets or wild animals. Follow the first example!

AnimalDoméstico (pets)Selvagem (wild)
Cobra x

That’s it guys! Do you have any pets in your house? If you want to continue learning portuguese for free, stay tuned at our A Dica do Dia. Also, don’t forget to subscribe and see you next time!
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Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
Exotic Animals in Brazil
Animal Sounds in Portuguese
Animals in Portuguese
Definite Article in Portuguese


The peixe, or fish, is marked as a pet and as wild because we have different types of fishes in the world!

AnimalDoméstico (pets)Selvagem (wild)
Cobra x
Elefante x
Girafa x

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