Many ticks lay eggs on the ground, where they are protected by plants. However, "soft" ticks, which do not have an additional exterior hard shield, usually live in the nests and burrows of animals. These ticks deposit eg... More »

Ticks can and do lay ticks on dogs and other hosts. One female tick can lay as many as 2,000 eggs at a time, and when they hatch, these seed ticks can be seen in large numbers on any dog unlucky enough to be infested. More »

The platypus typically lays one to three eggs at one time. After mating, it builds a nesting chamber before it is ready to lay the eggs. More »

Insects that lay eggs are called orthopterans, which consist of common species such as praying mantis, cockroaches, crickets and grasshoppers. Although these insects all lay eggs, they have different methods of carrying ... More »

Whales do not lay eggs and instead give birth to their calves as humans and other mammals do. When a female whale gives birth, she does so directly in the water and then helps the baby up to the surface to get its first ... More »

Fish lay a large number of eggs because only a few of them, out of thousands, will be fertilized and produce a fish. This is because they are fertilized outside of the body and are highly sensitive to temperature changes... More »

Birds lay eggs, although there are other egg-laying animals, including two mammals: the duckbill platypus and the echidna. These two creatures are natives of Australia. Scientists call these primitive egg-laying mammals ... More »