Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Umagum
Birthday: Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Owner: pcysmiles
Mother: UmaMomOne
Father: UmaDadOne

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Stage Progress: 2.81%
Overall Progress: 51.40%

An umagum hatchling is brightly coloured as a warning to predators that they're highly poisonous and dangerous to consume. They're slippery and slimy, but magi shouldn't really be handling them without protective gloves to begin with. Hatchlings should be kept by themselves until they grow large enough to change to their adult colouring, at which point they become less accidentally dangerous. As long as they have access to water and a snug burrow to hide in, hatchling umagum are content to be alone, but still enjoy being talked to and given little treats.

Umagum are mildly poisonous to the touch, a sensation that some magi have referred to as 'comfortably numb'. However, ingesting the poison that coats their skin can cause a range of effects, from a sense of losing reality to auditory and visual hallucinations. Deaths are fortunately rare, as most magi know the limit of what they can safely ingest. Though large, umagum aren't aggressive, preferring to go chasing rabbits over attacking magi or other creatures. Travelers of both time and space, umagum can appear randomly, but seem to spend the majority of their time around shallow waters or relaxing in the shade while they wait for the summer rain.

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Sochitelya