What Is a Young Eagle Called?

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A young eagle is called an eaglet. It takes 35 days for eagle eggs to hatch, and the eaglets stay with their parents until they are ready to leave the nest.

Baby eagles weigh about 3 ounces and are covered in grey downy feathers. An eaglet’s feathers begin to come in when it is four or five weeks old.

Eaglets learn to fly by jumping to nearby branches, hopping in the nest and flapping their wings. When they are about 10 to 12 weeks old, they fly out of the nest for the first time.

It takes a juvenile eagle about 4 to 6 years to get all its adult feathers.