There is a trend in trying to buy parrot eggs online with a goal of hatching them at home that is becoming increasingly popular as more and more people fall in love with the idea of raising their pet parrot to an adult from being ane egg. We have noticed a pretty consistent trend in what people are asking about when they are thinking about buying parrot eggs online so we decided to publish this article with a goal of helping our readers avoid the same mistakes that we have seen so many other people make.
We would never recommend that you purchase parrot eggs online with a goal of hatching them as it is simply too difficult to hatch a parrot egg that has been shipped too you. The motion in the egg during shipping and the problems with maintaining a steady temperature during the shipping process makes it very unlikely that even a fertile parrot egg will still be in good shape when delivered.
Unfortunately, the demand for buying parrot eggs online is only increasing and as demand increases, prices tend to increase too and we doubt that this is going to change anytime soon. This will mean that the people ordering these eggs via the internet are going to be paying higher prices for the same eggs that they are not going to be able to hatch with some people thinking that they did something wrong and then purchasing a second or even third egg to try and hatch it even though the odds really are stacked against you.
Is It Illegal To Buy Parrot Eggs Online?
Purchasing parrot eggs online is actually illegal in many parts of Europe and some states within the USA with other states in the USA also having legislation that puts purchasing parrot eggs into a gray area depending on the species of parrot. You should always check your local laws prior to purchasing any parrot eggs on the internet to make sure that you are not violating any of your local laws.
This can actually be much harder to do than many people initially think as laws around protecting exotic animals, especially their young or eggs can be very vague in an attempt to protect as many animals as possible. This can make it difficult for the average person to understand what is and is not legal in your local area but our standard advice is if in doubt, don’t do it!
As we touched on earlier in the article, it is extremely unlikely that any parrot eggs that you purchase online will be able to hatch anyway so why take the risk. The prices of these eggs really are starting to sky rocket too and we have no idea why as there are plenty of reports from other people who have previously purchased parrot eggs online saying how they were unable to hatch the egg and that they essentially wasted their money.
Where Can You Purchase Parrot Eggs Online?
Thankfully, many places that used to allow the sale of parrot eggs have since banned them, partly due to the laws to protect exotic animals and partly due to the complaints from people who purchased the eggs only to later realize they would not hatch. You can still purchase parrot eggs online on a number of social media pages but we expect these sites to ban this practice soon too.
There is a very good reason why the more popular pet bird forums don’t allow the sale of bird eggs on their platforms and this is due to it being so difficult to hatch the eggs that people purchase. This should be a sign to anyone who is considering buying parrot eggs online to avoid these eggs altogether as some of the larger parrot and pet bird forums on the internet have excellent reputations with detailed threads on how it is essentially a scam and why they ban the sale of eggs.
In recent months, it seems that the people who sell these eggs have realized that more and more people are talking about why you should not order these eggs online so they have adapted their sales pages on their websites. We have seen some that claim to have a new system of shipping the parrot eggs to their customers to ensure that the fertile parrot egg is still viable for hatching once delivered, this is none sense and should not be believed!
Can You Hatch Parrot Eggs At Home?
You can hatch parrot eggs at home but it is usually only a realistic goal if you have the parent parrots in your home too and they are able to naturally hatch the eggs. The shipping process and temperature fluctuations of parrot eggs ordered online drastically reduce the chances of those eggs ever hatching at home to a level where it is essentially impossible to hatch the eggs.
There are plenty of experienced parrot breeders who run YouTube channels who have videos online going over how difficult it is to hatch a parrot egg at home even when you have the parents there. In theory, you can technically move a parrot egg from a breeding box to an incubator but this is a trade off and may not even increase the chances of the egg hatching after your parrots lay the egg.
Unfortunately, we have seen people on social media say that they have gone out and purchased their own incubators to try and hatch parrot eggs that they have bought online pumping their costs up even more. Due to the egg being moved around so much while being shipped and not kept at a suitable temperature, this is essentially just wasting money unfortunately.
Things That Can Go Wrong When Buying Parrot Eggs Online!
It can be common for parrot eggs that are purchased online to break while being shipped as well as have other issues with damage too. We have seen some people report that they egg that they received was not even a parrot egg when they accepted delivery of the egg and opened the packaging that their egg was shipped in.
If you don’t have the correct equipment, it can also be difficult to verify that the parrot egg was even fertile prior to it being shipped out too. This means that you could be ordering these eggs online with the hope of hatching the egg for your new pet parrot when the egg you purchase was never even fertile to begin with!
That brings our article going over buying parrot eggs to an end and we hope that we have been able to help as many of our readers as possible who are considering ordering eggs online. To keep it short, if you are looking to order these eggs to try and hatch them, don’t. It is a waste of time and money and you may actually be breaking the laws in your local area for purchasing the eggs of an exotic animal too, its just not worth the risk.