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.
Spotted Greenwings are relatively small nocturnal dragons. Easily recognizable by the fleshy appendages growing off of their head and rump, they are most commonly seen in forests at night, leaping and soaring from tree to tree. While generally social, spotted greenwings are very quiet and rarely make any sort of vocalization. Their bodies are unusually warm to the touch, though they are unable to breathe fire. Greenwings are voracious feeders and will consume nearly any living thing that they can fit in their mouths.
Spookled does not see very well, so relies on her hearing more heavily than most dragons do. She picks up on the smallest sounds of movement, often pouncing on prey as it tries to get away. However, if something is very still, breathing very lightly, she may simply pass it by not realizing it was there.
Other dragons have used Spookled's poor-sightedness to play tricks on her, such as startling her by making a sudden big movement in a bush right next to her or tugging on her tail after she goes by. When so startled, Spookled nearly panics and leaps off into the tree branches to escape. Some of the spots on her hide are scars from injuries sustained in her frantic rushes away.