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.
Helium Lashtail has inherited both her mother's agility and quick thinking, and her father's love to be airborne and ability to fly. Her wings and her tail are her most prized possessions, once again a product from her parents' species.