Given their ubiquity as an ingredient in cooking, it's remarkably easy to forget that store-bought eggs weren't actually laid for the purpose of being eaten. But an egg's truly miraculous potential wasn't lost on this sweet little bird.
After the bird's owner, a YouTube user named Luna, bought some quail eggs at a supermarket in Japan, she decided to give one to her budgie, Pi-chan. Incredibly, the feathered pet readily adopted the egg, keeping it cozy and warm in her nesting box as if it were one of her own.
Consumer eggs, of course, are suppose to be unfertilized, so Pi-chan's efforts were assumed to be in vain - but then something quite unexpected happened: The egg actually hatched, revealing the most adorable baby quail.