Oviparous animals are all those animals that are born from eggs, such as birds, the vast majority of reptiles, except for several species of lizards, amphibians and two mammals (Echidna and platypus).

Birds are oviparous animals and they make nests to protect their offspring

Birds are oviparous animals and make nests

Characteristics of oviparous animals

Oviparous animals are those animals that lay and hatch from eggs, fertilization can be both inside the body, as with chickens or outside the body, such as eels, the development of the offspring always occurs outside the body of the mother, except ovoviviparous animals.

Thanks to this form of reproduction, the survival of the species is greatly improved, since the shell of the egg protects from external agents.

How oviparous animals care for their eggs

Each type of oviparous animals treats their eggs very differently and does not take care of them in the same way.

The birds

Some species of birds lay their eggs in nests previously created by themselves for this purpose. Other birds lay their eggs among rocks, usually scavengers and shore-dwelling birds. Other birds lay their eggs on the ground, such as chickens and pheasants.

Once the eggs are laid, the birds hatch their eggs for a couple of weeks until they hatch and feed them until they are able to learn to fly.

Fish and amphibians

Fish and amphibians lay their eggs in water, in many types of habitats, such as reefs, between rocks or by burying them. Once the eggs are deposited, their parents leave, leaving the young to their own devices until they can hatch.


The turtles create large holes in the sand on the beaches, lay their eggs there and bury them, then go back into the water. The hatchlings, when the egg hatches and hatches on their own, they dig up and instinctively head towards the sea.

List of oviparous animals

The bee is essential for pollination.

Honey bee

honey bee o honey bees, also known as apis in Latin, although it is one of the most popular bees, it represents only a small percentage of the bee species. This species is the only surviving group of bees in the Apini subclass, which belongs to the genus Apis. They are known for producing and storing honey, or liquefied sugar, as well as for building impressive nests using wax secreted by the workers of a particular colony.

We can clearly distinguish the features of the emerald bee-eater.

Abejaruco Esmeralda

abejaruco esmeralda (Merops Orientalis) is a exquisite bird of bright emerald green plumage. The wings show black trailing edges. The outer feathers of the lower part of the tail are bright gray, and the medium rectrices are long and purple. The streamers can reach up to 7 cm in male. The black bill is long and curved downwards. The eyes are very intense red. The legs and feet are blackish.

The bumblebee is a friendly insect that lives almost everywhere on the planet.


bumblebee (Bombus), is a large type of insects, hairy and close relatives of the well-known honey bee. Most species of bumblebees live in colonies, but their colonies are much smaller than those of honey bees or wasps, which can have up to several thousand individuals, the bumblebee colony will only consist of about 50 to 150 individuals. It has a loud hum that you can hear from a distance.

Acara electric blue

andean cara pulcher is acara blue (Andinoacara beautiful) is a little fish That many people collect in their fish tanks, there is a good reason, its Latin name, pulcher, means beautiful. These little aquatic animals captivate any fish tank.

The eagle is a solitary animal.


Eagle (Hieraatus Spilogaster) is a bird boy. With the exception of some vultures, eagles are generally larger than other raptors. They have strong muscular legs, powerful claws, and large hooked beaks that allow them to rip meat from their prey.

The axolotl is a popular amphibian in fish tanks. Albinos are bred in captivity.


axolotl is axolote (Ambystoma Mexicanum) is a amphibian type of salamander which has the rare trait of retaining its larval characteristics throughout its adult life. This condition, called neotenia, means that it maintains its tadpole-shaped dorsal fin, which runs almost the length of its body, and its feathery external gills, which protrude from the back of its broad head.