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.
With Bright Fire around, sparks are always guaranteed to be flying. She is extremely interested in her fire-starting magical background and practices it at every available opportunity. She is perfectly capable of starting a large bonfire but she prefers to practice with multiple sparks instead, as it is more difficult to keep her fires small than make them larger. She is also popular at birthday parties, either as special effects for the smoke, or as her own fire-controlling act.