Dinosaurs started their life in a hard-shelled egg that was not very different from modern birds’ eggs, but generally a lot bigger! Just like other animals, dinosaurs cared for their eggs and hatchlings in different ways. They may have sat on a nest to incubate eggs, or laid eggs in large nesting colonies. Most dinosaurs laid eggs in nests of mud or hollows scooped in the sand.
The shapes, sizes and colours of dinosaur eggs depended on the species. Natureworks prehistoric sculpture collection includes a range of different dinosaur eggs, some of which are hatching baby dinosaurs. These are especially popular with children.