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.
This poor little thing was stolen when she was but an egg and was put into a prize box along with many other eggs. Even in her egg, she could feel the distress and confusion of the other eggs trapped within the box and soon was desperate to break out. She and the other eggs were kept in the box for four days and were then taken out. Humans put a tag on each egg and moved them all to separate locations. The hatchling was taken to a new home, where she was cared for daily. She got to know the other hatchlings and did not despair when she found she was frozen. She found the idea of eternal youth to be quite rewarding, especially when she wanted an extra treat. Her cute appearance has led to many giving her sweets and other goodies, and she has complained of tummy aches more than once!