A series of ZnO thin film transistors (TFTs) using pyrochlore (BZN) thin films as gate insulators by RF sputtering has been fabricated. The relations between the zinc content and performance of BZN thin films and ZnO-TFTs are studied. The electrical properties of the ZnO-TFTs with BZN gate insulators as a function of Zn content are discussed. The research results showed that excess Zn (5 mol.%) can significantly enhance the performance of BZN thin films and ZnO-TFTs, which is mainly attributed to the compensation of Zn volatility during fabrication of BZN thin films. At an applied electric field of , the leakage current density of BZN thin films with 5 mol.% excess Zn is approximately four order of magnitude lower than that of BZN thin films without excess Zn. The subthreshold and surface state density of ZnO-TFTs were decreased from 684 and to and , respectively, as Zn content was increased.