"Pete" said:Actually, you CAN lay eggs. You just gotta make a nest first.
You don't lay eggs, you find them.
As for the number of babies, I'd say you can get as many children as you can lay eggs.
And you wait for the egg to hatch into a larva, then feed it with the corpses of the opposite alien race (blue alien larva eats brown alien corpses and vice versa). Then you just keep feeding the alien after it evolves from larva to keep it at full health. Perhaps even get the bugger to grow up.