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.
Swallowtail dragons are graceful and quick flyers, much like their namesake bird. They are capable of precise aerial acrobatics, and can reach very high altitudes. Because of this, humans observing these dragons are often astonished at how large they are when confronted up close. A Swallowtail’s diet consists of insects and small mammals plentiful in temperate forests. These dragons are also made remarkable by their paper-thin wing membranes, which allow light to pass through, creating an astonishing effect on starry nights.
This girl knows how her father got his name. Ever since she was hatched, her mother always cautioned her about her actions. Sleeps on Sheep likes to lounge around, and tries different types of bedding. She thought small rocks would be great, but they just end up getting under her scales and making her itch. Then she tried leaves, but they rustled to much when she moved. So she tried sleeping curled up on top of other dragons, but that didn't work too well. She kept falling down their backs. Then she saw something interesting run across the cave floor. It was a white, feathered creature that was smaller than her. So she looked around for more of them, but only found 2. Then she saw something even bigger enter the cave: a big, fuzzy, white animal. So she decided to try and lay on it and found it was so comfy that she had to find more of them. Now as an adult, she likes to round up her sheep into a wooden pen, lock them in, and use them as a bed. Her mother doesn't know what to think.