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An egg is the first stage of a dragon's life cycle. Eggs that have been cared for by gaining views and clicks will eventually hatch into a hatchling.

Eggs can be stolen from one of the habitats of the cave, adopted from the Abandoned Page, or produced by breeding two adult dragons. Eggs seen in the habitats display a mystery egg icon, although their identity can be determined by the description. Other ways of obtaining eggs are from trading with other users, and from certain Breed Specific Actions.

Users are limited to the amount of eggs that can hold at any given time, determined by the trophy badge of that user. A user who is at this limit will sometimes be referred to as "egg-locked" and cannot acquire any new eggs until their current eggs hatch or are abandoned. Killing an egg, whether by the kill action or a side effect of a Breed Specific Action will cause that egg to count toward a user's egg limit for 24 hours after death.

Eggs stolen from the cave cannot be abandoned or teleported for 5 hours after they are caught, a period usually referred to as "cooldown". Bred eggs or eggs caught from the AP can be abandoned or teleported immediately.


The following actions may be performed on eggs:

Action Effect
Abandon Sends the egg to the Abandoned Page, where other users may adopt it. This action may not be performed for 5 hours after obtaining an egg from the cave.
Hide Surrounds an egg with magical fog. The egg cannot gain views or clicks in this state. This may allow an egg to heal from sickness.
Kill Kills the egg. The egg will continue to take up one "slot" toward a user's egg limits for 24 hours after death.
Earthquake (BSA) Shakes all eggs on your scroll with an earthquake. This may "force" eggs to hatch early, though it may kill eggs on your scroll.
Incubate (BSA) Warms an egg, allowing it to grow faster. Removes one day from the egg's timer.
Influence (BSA) Allows a user to change the gender of the egg. Using Influence will guarantee the dragon will match the gender of the Pink Dragon casting the action. This effect is removed by abandoning or trading the egg.
Precognition (BSA) Shows the user what gender the egg will be, and whether the gender can be changed.
Teleport (BSA) Allows a user to send an egg to another user, or trade the egg with others.
Ward (BSA) Protects an egg from dying of sickness for 6 hours. This does not prevent sickness, only death from sickness while the action is active.


Eggs require views, unique views, and clicks to grow and hatch into a hatchling. The best ratio of views, unique views, and clicks is unknown, but seems to be influenced by the breed of the egg, whether the egg is on the same scroll as its parents[1], and the time remaining on its "time until death" timer. Eggs will not hatch naturally before this timer falls to 4 days remaining or less. An egg will live for 7 days, and if it does not acquire enough views to hatch in that time, it will die.

If an egg receives too many views in a short amount of time, it will become sick. Continuing to gain views while sick may cause the egg to die. This sickness can often be cured by hiding the egg. If an egg dies of sickness, the following message is shown on the egg's view page:

"Unfortunately this egg has died of sickness."

Sickness in eggs is often referred to as "softshell" due to the description that appears on the egg when it is sick. Eggs are more susceptible to sickness in their first 24 hours of life. It is recommended that eggs, especially important ones, be hidden and kept off click sites until they are at least a day old.

When it is close to hatching, an egg will visually display cracks. These cracks will gradually become larger and later turn into a gaping hole when the dragon is nearly ready to hatch. There are six stages of an egg hatching: the first stage is the regular egg sprite, and the last is when the egg has a gaping hole.

Non-standard egg mechanics[]

Certain dragon breeds cannot be found as eggs in the cave or by breeding, but instead require use of a Breed Specific Action. Vampire eggs can only be obtained by biting an existing dragon egg. The has a chance to be transformed into a Vampire egg, though it may be killed in the process. Similarly, Neglected Dragon eggs must be created from an existing dragon egg, which is then kept from gaining views until it is very near death. Guardian of Nature eggs can only be obtained through the "Summon" BSA.

Sinomorphs and Undead Dragons do not have an egg stage. Sinomorphs are always summoned as adults, and Undead Dragons are created using the revive action, which is only available to hatchlings and adults.

Leetle Trees are technically listed as eggs, although they remain permanently frozen on the user's scroll as they are.

Egg sequences[]

When an egg is hatching, it displays a cracking sequence. Most eggs follow the same cracking sequence, but some eggs have unique cracking sequences, such as some of the ones listed below.

Every egg cracking sequence has 5 stages of cracks, gradually getting bigger until a hole forms.

Dragon Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead Characterization
White White egg.gif White crack 1.png White crack 2.png White crack 3.png White crack 4.png White crack 5.png White dead egg.gif Common cracking sequence for all Dragon eggs.
Ochredrake Ochredrake egg.png Ochredrake crack 1.png Ochredrake crack 2.png Ochredrake crack 3.png Ochredrake crack 4.png Ochredrake crack 5.gif Ochredrake dead egg.gif Common cracking for all Drake eggs.
Common Pygmy Pygmy egg.gif Pygmy crack 1.gif Pygmy crack 2.gif Pygmy crack 3.png Pygmy crack 4.png Pygmy crack 5.gif Pygmy dead egg.gif Common cracking for all Pygmy eggs.

Dragon Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead Characterization
Aeon Wyvern Aeon Wyvern egg.gif Aeon Wyvern crack 1.gif Aeon Wyvern crack 2.gif Aeon Wyvern crack 3.gif Aeon Wyvern crack 4.gif Aeon Wyvern crack 5.gif Aeon Wyvern dead egg.gif Light fades from the egg before it shatters open.
Antarean Antarean egg.gif Antarean crack 1.png Antarean crack 2.png Antarean crack 3.png Antarean crack 4.png Antarean crack 5.png Antarean dead egg.gif Cracks are more jagged than the common sequence.
Arcana Arcana egg.png Arcana crack 1.png Arcana crack 2.png Arcana crack 3.png Arcana crack 4.png Arcana crack 5.png Arcana dead egg.png Cracks outlined in green form before green flames erupt from the egg.
Celestial Celestial egg.png Celestial crack 1.png Celestial crack 2.png Celestial crack 3.png Celestial crack 4.png Celestial crack 5.png Celestial dead egg.png The egg "opens up" to release the hatchling.
Desipis Desipis egg.png Desipis crack 1.png Desipis crack 2.png Desipis crack 3.png Desipis crack 4.png Desipis crack 5.png Desipis dead egg.png Slightly different cracking than the common sequence.
Ember Ember egg.gif Ember crack 1.gif Ember crack 2.gif Ember crack 3.gif Ember crack 4.gif Ember crack 5.gif Ember dead egg.gif While cracking it looks more and more like a piece of live coal.
Erador Lindwyrm Erador Lindwyrm egg.png Erador Lindwyrm crack 1.png Erador Lindwyrm crack 2.png Erador Lindwyrm crack 3.png Erador Lindwyrm crack 4.png Erador Lindwyrm crack 5.png Erador Lindwyrm dead egg.png Sections of the feather fall away while cracking.
Fire Gem
(Blue variant)
Fire Gem blue egg.png Fire Gem blue crack 1.png Fire Gem blue crack 2.png Fire Gem blue crack 3.png Fire Gem blue crack 4.png Fire Gem blue crack 5.png Fire Gem blue dead egg.png Features crystal veins and glowing fire from within. Has additional red and green variants.
Galvanic Wyvern Galvanic egg.gif Galvanic Wyvern crack 1.gif Galvanic Wyvern crack 2.gif Galvanic Wyvern crack 3.gif Galvanic Wyvern crack 4.gif Galvanic Wyvern crack 5.gif Galvanic dead egg.gif Purple energy crackles from within, growing denser each stage.
Geminae Geminae egg.gif Geminae crack 1.gif Geminae crack 2.gif Geminae crack 3.gif Geminae crack 4.gif Geminae crack 5.gif Geminae dead egg.gif Minute cracks outlined in yellow creep across the egg as it breaks open.
Gemshard Gemshard egg.png Gemshard crack 1.png Gemshard crack 2.png Gemshard crack 3.png Gemshard crack 4.png Gemshard crack 5.png Gemshard dead egg.png The gems on the egg start to come off while cracking.
Glystere Wyrm Glystere egg.png Glystere crack 1.png Glystere crack 2.png Glystere crack 3.png Glystere crack 4.png Glystere crack 5.png Glystere dead egg.png Cracks like ice.
Kohraki Kohraki egg.png Kohraki crack 1.png Kohraki crack 2.png Kohraki crack 3.png Kohraki crack 4.png Kohraki crack 5.png Kohraki dead egg.png Cracks spread in a more jagged fashion.
Magma Magma egg.gif Magma crack 1.gif Magma crack 2.gif Magma crack 3.gif Magma crack 4.gif Magma crack 5.gif Magma dead egg.gif It seems like molten lava is coming through the stone-like egg shell.
Mistra Mistra egg.png Mistra crack 1.png Mistra crack 2.png Mistra crack 3.png Mistra crack 4.png Mistra crack 5.png Mistra dead egg.gif Glass-like cracks appear on the right side of this egg and appear more precise than normal cracking.
Nexus Nexus egg.png Nexus crack 1.png Nexus crack 2.png Nexus crack 3.png Nexus crack 4.png Nexus crack 5.png Nexus dead egg.gif Shatters rather than cracking open.
Omen Wyrm Omen Wyrm egg.png Omen Wyrm crack 1.png Omen Wyrm crack 2.png Omen Wyrm crack 3.png Omen Wyrm crack 4.gif Omen Wyrm crack 5.gif Omen Wyrm dead egg.gif A flame grows from within the egg.
Oracle Wyrm Oracle egg.png Oracle crack 1.png Oracle crack 2.gif Oracle crack 3.gif Oracle crack 4.gif Oracle crack 5.gif Oracle dead egg.gif The orbs on the egg lose their glow, then the shell cracks from the middle.
Paper Paper egg.gif Paper peel 1.gif Paper peel 2.gif Paper peel 3.gif Paper peel 4.gif Paper peel 5.gif Paper dead egg.gif The egg looks like it's peeled open.
Shadow Walker Shadow Walker egg.gif Shadow Walker crack 1.png Shadow Walker crack 2.png Shadow Walker crack 3.png Shadow Walker crack 4.png Shadow Walker crack 5.png Shadow Walker dead egg.png Common sequence, but the egg fades and its shadow recedes while going through the different stages.
Spirit Ward Spirit Ward egg.png Spirit Ward crack1.png Spirit Ward crack2.png Spirit Ward crack3.png Spirit Ward crack4.png Spirit Ward crack5.png Spirit Ward dead egg.gif Common sequence, but the egg cracks glow and light shines from inside the egg in the final stage.
Starsinger Starsinger egg.png Starsinger crack 1.png Starsinger crack 2.png Starsinger crack 3.png Starsinger crack 4.png Starsinger crack 5.png Starsinger dead egg.png Cracks are straighter and sharper than those in the usual sequence.
Staterae Xenowyrm Staterae Xenowyrm egg.gif Staterae Xenowyrm crack 1.gif Staterae Xenowyrm crack 2.gif Staterae Xenowyrm crack 3.gif Staterae Xenowyrm crack 4.gif Staterae Xenowyrm crack 5.gif Staterae Xenowyrm dead egg.gif Cracks are finer than the standard hatching sequence.
Witchlight Witchlight egg.png Witchlight crack 1.png Witchlight crack 2.png Witchlight crack 3.png Witchlight crack 4.png Witchlight crack 5.gif Witchlight dead egg.png Along with custom cracking, this egg's 5th stage is animated.
Kovos Pygmy Kovos Pygmy egg.png Kovos Pygmy crack 1.png Kovos Pygmy crack 2.png Kovos Pygmy crack 3.png Kovos Pygmy crack 4.png Kovos Pygmy crack 5.png Kovos dead egg.png Different sequence of cracks than the usual pygmy egg, seeped in red.