How Long Does It Take for Parrot Eggs to Hatch?

Parrot eggs take 2 1/2 to 4 weeks to hatch, depending on the species of bird. Larger parrot species usually require a longer incubation time. Most parrots lay three to five eggs.

Owners usually provide pet parrots a box full of shavings to use as a nest for laying and incubating eggs. The female lays one egg every day or every other day until she is finished laying the entire clutch. She usually doesn't start incubating the eggs until completing the entire clutch, which allows all of the eggs to hatch at about the same time.

After the eggs hatch, most parrot breeders let the parents feed the babies for a week or two, and then remove the babies from the parents and raise them personally. This makes the birds tamer, producing better pets.