Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It spends its time pouncing on insects.
And look! It has grown wings! It must be close to maturing. It is also now covered in brightly colored stripes.
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.