And look! It has grown wings! It must be close to maturing.
Young dragons are relatively defenseless. They are born with relatively soft scales, which are shed and replaced with harder ones as the hatchling matures. Once a hatchling’s wings grow in, it marks the beginning of maturation. At this point they are often capable of hunting on their own and are usually left alone by their mother.
A devilish little creature, this hatchling spends most of his time doing his best to make bugs' lives miserable. From plucking the wings off butterflies to squishing slugs, he has quite the obsession with tormenting invertebrates. His very favorite thing to do in that regard is using the stone on his tail to concentrate sunlight into a deadly ant-murdering beam of heat.