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.
Striped dragons come in a dazzling array of colors complemented by an intricate pattern of stripes. These bright colors and patterns help attract their favorite food, insects. Because their prey is so tiny, striped dragons must spend a large portion of their day eating. The color of the offspring is usually determined by the dragon’s mate.
No one in the cave seems to take this dragon seriously. She is utterly terrified of everything. This easily-frightened dragon is horrified of everything from small bugs to natural disasters. She cannot deal with any of the large and vicious-looking dragons who dwell in the cave with her, so she stays cooped up in the back of the cave out of everybody's way. She secretly hopes no one will notice her. Many have started referring to her as Joanne's Terror- a name that suits her perfectly well.