There are a number of ways for a player to obtain Neggs in the Neopets game. Neggs can be purchased using Negg tokens at the Neggery. Neggs can also be purchased, usually at a fairly high price, from other players on the shop wizard, at auctions or on the trading post. In lieu of paying for Neggs, players have the option to acquire them as prizes after completing Key Quests.
A variety of Neggs are available throughout the game. Special Neggs give a Neopet some sort of boost or an item that can be very helpful. For instance, the somewhat common "Basic Power Negg" can increase the defense state of a Neopet by one point. There are also a number of Neggs that do not have any effect on a Neopet; however, they can be sold for tokens to purchase the special Neggs.
To visit the Neggery, a player needs to travel to the Ice Caves on Terror Mountain and speak with the Negg Faerie. The Negg Faerie buys ordinary Neggs and sells the special Neggs that have effects on a Neopet. Visiting the Neggery at the correct time is essential, as this area is closed from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Neopian Standard Time (NST). NST is equivalent to U.S. Pacific Time.