Dragons are creatures with nearly unlimited life spans. They can survive for long periods of time, and no one has found a dragon that has died of old age. Adolescence is usually marked by the growth of a hatchling’s wings, although not all breeds of dragons grow wings and some breeds have other traits that indicate the beginning of maturation. Once they hit adolescence, hatchlings change quickly, maturing to their full forms in only 2 years.
Dragons don’t communicate with each other verbally, but they will growl to scare off predators and frighten prey. Young dragons will emit an extremely high-pitched squeal when they are frightened. To communicate, they use telepathy with each other and to speak to other creatures.
Seawyrm Pygmies are tiny dragons that live by the sea. They mostly fly above the ocean, but occasionally they dive into the water to pick up plankton or tend to their offspring. Hatchlings are born with tiny fins that help them swim and only live in the water. A Seawyrm Pygmy’s mating game consists of a dance in which the two dragons spin above the water then dive to the sea and hunt. Eggs are usually laid in the sand or at the bottom of shallow parts of the sea.