Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Western Cyan Psittarx
Birthday: Monday, November 21, 2022
Owner: pcysmiles
Mother: WestCyanMomOne
Father: WestCyanDadOne

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Stage Progress: 18.02%
Overall Progress: 58.40%

Young psittarx can be easily told apart from their parents by the white stripe that runs down their bill. Magi who raise these birds claim that the juveniles also have a more even temperament than their parents, though that isn’t saying much. Hatchlings are born with small pin-like feathers which soon after sprout into fluffy down. Born curious, these creatures are limited in their destructive capabilities only by underdeveloped leg muscles and flight feathers. Time soon remedies that, and after a short period of only being able to use their voices to wreak havoc, the young parrots gain the ability to climb, nip, and fly, greatly increasing their ability to create messes.

One of only a handful of species native to both the western and eastern rainforests, cyan psittarx were once thought to be nearly extinct, sustained by a few dozen individuals born and raised in Synara by the fabled Knight of Spix. When magi learned of the plight of these birds, they acquired the Synaran psittarx and worked with them to produce a small breeding population. In recent years, efforts have been underway to release some of the psittarx in the Jungle of Raza, at special, secluded sites tended by the Naga. With the opening up of the west, and exploration of Tetzcotal, the discovery of a new and thriving population of cyan psittarx in the western jungles has brought new light to the efforts to repopulate the Jungle of Raza. Although the Razan psittarx are slightly different from the Tetzcotal variety, having been isolated for so long, they can still interbreed, so more eggs can be produced while still keeping a mostly Razan lineage. Although the eastern species is rare enough that all members are part of breeding programs, some students at the Keep have taken on the responsibility of caring for some of the western variety. With help from residents of the Tetzcotal Rainforest, this has become a highly international project.

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: PKGriffin