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.
Perduto Ragazzino is a tiny Black hatchling, smaller even than Spina piu Scura. He isn't a part of the Black hatchling gang, as he is very timid and doesn't like crowds. Rather than hunting with the gang, Perduto spends his time in Custode del Rotolo's library.