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.
Toereador Sockmeister is better known as Toesocks, due to his rather ridiculous full name. He's an inquisitive hatchling with a passion for writing, and considers himself to be the BEST writer there ever was. Luckily, he's the official mascot of a group of humans that spend their time critiquing other people's stories, so they're always around to fix his "perfect" grammar. He's a quirky little guy who confuses the other dragons sometimes with his seemingly random comments and questionable jokes, but the humans adore him. He also makes sure to spend time with each of the group members and make sure they don't get discouraged, knowing that the work they do is very difficult but nonetheless appreciated.