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.
Waterhorse dragons received their name due to their horse-like physique and endearing behavior. They are capable of surviving out of water, and when on land their skin secretes a gelatinous goo to retain moisture. However, their large paddle feet are better suited for swimming, and waterhorse dragons tend to move very awkwardly when on land. Waterhorses are very friendly dragons and enjoy playing with humans.
Hippy Filly is a flower child. She wears beads and flowers in her scales, and loves to dance and sing all night.
She is also the kindest of dragons, and will go out of her way to help others she sees who are in trouble or unhappy. She loves everyone she meets, and has even been known to look into the eyes of a fish she has caught - and find she has to throw it back in the water rather than eating it. She would consider going vegetarian, but she is too fond of plants to believe that that would help. When she was an egg, she was left to hatch among some nasturtiums, and she thinks that may have affected her in some way. She is puzzled to realise that she remembers this fact, as no-one else seems to.