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World Event: Children's Week

Quest: Back To The Orphanage [10]

Egbert's Egg
Egbert's Egg
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral

Runs around in a random pattern and preens feathers.
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Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on click)

Burning Crusade expansion required.
3 allowed
The Burning Crusade
Patch 2.1.0 | Posted: May 2, 2007

World Event: Children's Week

Quest: Back To The Orphanage [60]


Egbert's Egg

Item Level 20

Binds when picked up


Use: Right Click to summon and dismiss Egbert the hawkstrider hatchling. (10 Sec Cooldown)

This pet is chosen among four vanity pets as a reward after completing a chain of Children's Week quests that begin in Outland. These quests may be accessed by characters level 60+. See the Guide to Children's Week for a detailed walkthrough of this chain. Other rewards for the final quest include Peanut, Willy, and Legs. Collecting all four pets on the same character is possible (over the course of four years) since the quests are repeatable each year.

This pet is also available as a FigurePets collectible (series 2).

Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Bites at the enemy, dealing 394 Beast damage.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Pokes at the enemy with a sharp beak, dealing 394 Flying damage.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
Requires Pet Level: 2

Reduces up to 98.5 damage from each attack against you.


Lasts 5 rounds.

Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 197 Critter damage and increases your speed by 75% for 3 rounds.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Tramples the target, dealing 197 Beast damage plus an additional 10% of the target's health.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
8 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

The user feigns death, avoiding the opponent's attack. The user then swaps automatically with your highest health pet.



Critters are immune to stun, root, and sleep effects.


Damage Taken 

50% from Beast abilities

33% from Elemental abilities

Shattrath City — Outland
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Just got this guy as he looked very different from any other pet I've seem... due straight up just runs off though all the time.. ha ha.. does anyone know the story behind this guy and why he darts off like that?

Sep 22, 2016 at 8:06pm | Edits: 0 | Draenor-eu | Pets: 319 Compare collections | Score: 1588
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This has been the best pet to have out when walking around or dungeoning since it came out in TBC. He never ceases to get a smile out of me now and then. I do still need to get him into some pet battles to see how I like him in that aspect.

Jan 4, 2016 at 3:27pm | Edits: 0 | Bloodscalp-us | Pets: 217 Compare collections | Score: 932
Top RaterMarclargoner 
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I had all the critters I want to level 25 and didn't need any new ones but after getting a Critter Training Stone from the Pet Menagerie Daily Quest 5 Days in a row and I used them on all on Egbert I decided to just level this guy to 25 :D 

Dec 19, 2014 at 5:46am | Edits: 0 | Draenor-eu | Pets: 1287 Compare collections | Score: 10281
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When I was raiding a lot in Wrath, I brought this guy out and was kicked due to the other players starting not realizing we weren't going yet. Was too funny and earned a No Egbert ban on future raids. LoL.

Jun 9, 2014 at 2:04pm | Edits: 0 | Mug'thol-us | Pets: 402 Compare collections | Score: 1965
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I'm seeing lots of comments about how cute or weird this guy is, but nothing about how is as a fighter.  Egbert (boosted to rare w/ a stone) was my first lvl 25.  He hits like a truck, especially against critters, which you're fighting a lot as a new pet tamer.  His shield mitigates tons of damage, and he has a Feign Death ability which not only allows you to avoid big dmg abilities like Whirlpool or Burrow but also gives you a free swap (no free hit) with your highest HP pet.

Jan 9, 2014 at 5:18am | Edits: 0 | Ghostlands-us | Pets: 446 Compare collections | Score: 2250
Top RaterSafina 
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lol this one makes me laugh every time I bring him out. The first time I got him and he decided to run off on me I thought it was a bug! I love how insane it looks with its eyes bulging out like it overdosed on Caffeine.
Jul 1, 2011 at 12:45pm | Edits: 1 | Emerald Dream-us | Pets: 1194 Compare collections | Score: 8336
Top RaterAutomne 
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This cute thing is awesome! I love getting him out in dungeons and I always get comments from party members! "Have you noticed how far your pet goes?!" :')
May 9, 2011 at 11:13pm | Edits: 0 | Darkspear-us | Pets: 320 Compare collections | Score: 1493
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Eh, dont know if its been noticed but I think little Eggy might be a Swift Pink Hawkstrider hatchling. Makes me wonder about the hawkstrider breeders if there turning out so many crack hatchlings....
May 2, 2010 at 6:55pm | Edits: 0 | Hellscream-us | Pets: 565 Compare collections | Score: 2789
Top RaterZaea 
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bought this figurepet for my husband for christmas! egbert has consistently his favorite pet in the game through out all of his characters! Once I saw that this pet was being created, I knew he needed to have one in real life!
Dec 26, 2009 at 2:36pm | Edits: 0 | Elune-us | Pets: 997 Compare collections | Score: 5266
Site MVPToldry 
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It seems that whenever Egbert starts running around, he runs in the same rate his master is able too.

For example, If I can walk in 100% speed, Egbert will run around at 100% speed too.
If I have a debuff that reduces my speed by 50%, Egbert will run with -50% speed too.
If I'm mounted, and I can go at 200% speed, so will Egbert.

And so on.
Oct 10, 2009 at 8:45am | Edits: 0 | Scarshield Legion-eu | Pets: 137 Compare collections | Score: 0
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One of three pets - the others are Peanut and Willy - for the Veteran Nanny achievement.
Oct 1, 2009 at 8:53pm | Edits: 0 | Alexstrasza-us | Pets: 588 Compare collections | Score: 3052
Site MVPAxarien 
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No matter how many times you see this little crack baby sprint right at a boss when his ADD kicks in, sooner or later it will give you a near-heart attack for fear of aggro.
Sep 28, 2009 at 9:23am | Edits: 0 | Kel'Thuzad-us | Pets: 932 Compare collections | Score: 5571
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The sin'dorei use hawkstriders as mounts, but this little one was deemed unfit after being diagnosed with numerous anxiety disorders.
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