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The Bird's newborn Chicks make a brief appearance near the end of A Bug's Life. The one in the middle eats Hopper.

Official Description

"Down the hatch! The baby birds don't look adorable to Hopper—they look terrifying! When Flik tricks the nasty bully into approaching the mother bird's nest, she snatches Hopper in her beak. In seconds, he will be bird food."[1]

A Bug's Life

During Flik and the circus bugs' encounter with the mother bird, the chicks are seen having not yet hatched from their eggs. By the end of the film, they had hatched and were seen preparing to eat Hopper, who was being held by their mother after Hopper mistook her for a fake bird, thus ending his reign of terror and insult on the ant colony.

The chicks are all portrayed as having fluffy bodies and open eyes (much like the offspring of chickens, ducks, and birds of prey), while in real life, chicks born to passerine birds are often naked and blind at birth.


  • For the chicks' scene in the film, John Lasseter chose an animator who he thought could do the cutest animation.