Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Babitanah
Birthday: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Owner: Imperialism

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Young babitanah are charming creatures, intelligent as dogs and easily capable of solving puzzles or learning tricks. They're easy to train and make for good companions, provided one has enough room and food for them as they grow larger. The young are highly social and love to play with each other and their human companions during the day. They take a while to learn how to use their sharp sense of smell, but once they do, they love to run off into the woods to search for odd foods like truffles. Of course, their fondness for rare foods seems to be the one thing no one can train them to resist, hence the Keep's kitchens enforcing a ban on unaccompanied babitanahs.

Many animals have impressive tusks, but few are as spectacular as the curled canines of an adult male babitanah. Males use their tusks in combat, rutting with each other to defend their territories and impress onlooking females. The fights can go on for hours, even days, and become quite bloody if neither combatant is willing to back down. While the upper tusks are by far the most noteworthy, growing continually throughout the animal's life and requiring constant grinding to keep from piercing their own skull, they're actually used primarily for self-defense. The upper teeth form a sort of shield between a babitanah and its opponent, while the straight lower teeth form gouging weapons capable of doing considerable damage. A female's tusks are much smaller by comparison, but don't be fooled -- any determined babitanah can make quick work of whatever displeases them with those tusks.

Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: PKGriffin