I finally saw my first treasure monster in the egg shop - a ruby snorker...for 40 berries! Since there's no way I'm spending berries on that thing I won't be buying it. Some of you have found them for sale for coins, though, right?
Speaking of berries, how many of you have managed to play the game without spending real money? I admit that when I first got obsessed with the game right near the beginning, I bought a few small bunches of berries. I used them to expand my hatchery, which has made playing the game a lot easier. However, after noticing how much money I was starting to spend, I cut myself off and started looking for friends to trade eggs with. So far, so good - I haven't bought berries in a long time, but I do wonder how far you can get in the game without spending money. Kudos to any of you out there who've been patient enough to manage it.