Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon... except for the tangle of dangerous-looking vines surrounding it...
Young dragons are relatively defenseless. Their scales don’t grow in until right before they mature, and they have almost no strength. Once a hatchling’s wings grow in, it marks the beginning of maturation. At this point they are usually left alone by their mother and begin to hunt and survive on their own.
This little dragon said to the human mage, "I never want to grow up! I like the way things are now and hope they never change!"
The mage replied,"Lucky for you there is something I can do to help you. I can freeze you now so that you'll never age!"
The hatchling replied, "that'll do."