Dragon hatchlings might be cute, but they're not very cuddly, with claws and spikes beginning to develop right from birth. All dragons hatch from eggs, and although cloud dragons are fliers, their wings and long tails develop later.
Being reptiles, all dragons lay eggs. They vary wildly in size,color, and shape, but all dragon eggs are adapted to their nestingsites. Because cloud dragons nest in the air, their eggs are cloudcolored and very light, which means their babies are smaller andless developed when born. However, cloud dragons have almost nonatural enemies, so the young are safe in their wispy nests.
The newborn dragon blinked its red eyes. All around him, thick,wet air swirled, while above, a bright orb filled the sky. Hepushed, his shell cracking open completely, and pulled himself awayfrom the thin, silver sphere he'd called home these last months.Another sphere, not yet broken, lay nearby, seeming to float in theair. It too suddenly shifted, a small crack appearing near the top.The thin, black line began to spread, and suddenly the top of theegg broke away completely, revealing the neck and head of a silverand purple dragon. The first hatchling snarled and snapped at itssister, toothless mouth chomping on air. With another effort, thesecond hatchling kicked away the remainder of its egg, cocked itshead, and peered at its brother. Suddenly, the sun above wasblocked out completed, and a whooshing sound filled the air. Motherhad returned.