When the crested psittarx dragons reach adulthood, they are no bigger than a fox. With sharp talons and teeth, these small dragons can eat anything from tough-skinned fruits and insects to fleshy animals. Although they appear to have a sweet tooth most of the time and prefer the most delicious fruits the Razan jungle has to offer, the crested psittarx dragons like to entertain themselves with a good hunt. Those that live in the outskirts of the jungle, closer to the Ixan beaches, are prone to a complete meat diet. An interesting fact about these adults is that they need little water to survive. They can go on for days without drinking any. Even if living deep in the jungle, the crested psittarx dragons sometimes forget to drink water, more concerned about playing or tending to their young. Unlike their draconic relatives, the crested psittarx dragons' mating period is influenced by the seasons. Intensive breeding caused by the nature around them has led to a variety of spotted colors, something not seen in the razan psittarx dragons. The bond with nature dictates their need to produce offspring. In seasons when nature around them is the healthiest, these little dragons can be so prolific they become a pest. Luckily, the rainy seasons make these creatures less active. As the humidity settles in, their numbers cease to increase.
Closely related to the psittarx dragons that live in the jungle of Raza, the crested psittarx dragons can be found only in the Ixan jungle. They are slightly bigger and more ferocious, adapted to the dangers found only in the Ixan area. The main thing that differentiates them from their cousins is the head crest. They live in nests high above the ground, near the top of the tallest trees. Their loud screeches can be heard from miles away, often mistaken with the sounds baby dragons make. Some argue that these creatures resemble the psittarx more than dragons as their bodies are covered in fine hair-like feathers. However, they are indeed dragons, and they share the love for hoarding things with their draconic relatives. Be them fruits of different sizes and shapes or carcasses of previous meals, the crested psittarx dragons will hoard them feverishly. When not gathering things for their ever-growing collections, the crested psittarx dragons will spend their time playing with their kin or racing each other to the top of the tallest trees. Their sharps talons and nimble fingers make them agile climbers. Although tough-looking and fierce, the crested psittarx dragons are quite sensitive. They share an unbreakable bond with nature and can sense any changes. An ill-looking crested psittarx dragon is a sign of dying nature in the near vicinity. On the other hand, a happy crested psittarx dragon indicates a thriving environment in all aspects.
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