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.
Silver dragons are arguably one of the most beautiful types of dragons. They live in high altitude habitats such as mountains. Silver females, like most female dragons, eat meat only when a male dragon brings it to them. They possess an almost magical aura that lights up any place they are in, and are looked upon with awe by humans and animals alike.
Shineclaw was her keeper's first silver dragon. Despite her beauty, she is very shy, often trying to hide away. She has little to no self-confidence and the only one who she is comfortable with is her mate, Darkefang. Her shiny scales make it hard for her to venture anywhere -not that she would WANT to, anyway-, so she contents herself with sitting on the tops of mountains, looking down at the going-ons below. Humans who notice her faint glow on the mountain-top often mistake her for a star, or the moon.