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 hatchling was taught to be polite to everyone, no matter what they may seem like on first appearance. Whenever she is introduced, she bows gracefully. Impressed by her behavior, other dragons have begun to ask her advice on how to deal with difficult situations. MissManners now sets the standard for many dragons on such important concerns as whether it is appropriate to play with their prey before killing, where to pile leftover bones after eating, and proper aerial greetings.