Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Sibiran Bumblebat
Birthday: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Owner: NelwNoll

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Stage Progress: 0.97%
Overall Progress: 47.18%

You are almost afraid to move lest you injure the impossibly tiny bat that rests in the palm of your hand. Scarcely daring to breathe, you desperately reach for the container of fresh clover you planted in advance of it's hatching. It feels as though one wrong move will crush the delicate gray wings of your Sibiran bumblebat as it stretches slowly, mouth wide open in a lazy yawn. You plunk the pot of clover in front of you, excited squeaks filling the air and your bumblebat eagerly raises its head as you slowly move your hand close to the flowers. Before you can safely deposit your new hatchling, fragile claws scrape at your skin as the bumblebat leaps at the clover, the danger of falling ignored in favor of food. You close your eyes in dread, expecting the worst, until a curious squeak makes you peek at the clover. Your hatchling is sitting proudly on a clover flower, black eyes twinkling at you as it dips a long tongue into the flower's nectar.

Sibiran bumblebats are found where the slopes of the Alasre Mountains give way to the deep forests of Silva. They are gentle creatures, the size of a very small mouse though their fluffy fur makes them appear larger. Sibiran bumblebats feed upon clover and honeysuckle nectar and will build small hives near their food supplies. In summer the fields on the lower mountain ranges are full of a constant, low pitched buzzing, a sound produced by the furious flapping of the bumblebat's tiny leathery wings. While Sibiran bumblebats do produce honey, they are particularly renowned for the wax that forms the walls of their hives. These hives are temporary places to store extra honey produced during the summer months and it is a wise magi who carefully collects the empty hives, as candle makers will pay a premium price for the quality wax for use in the manufacture of magical candles.

Sprite art: Jrap17 | Description: ShaiNeko