Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Opulus Velox
Birthday: Monday, December 17, 2012
Owner: Danafox

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These small, rotund hatchlings are amusing to watch. When not searching for food, they are busy learning to fly. They are not the most graceful at first, and take many tumbles before mastering flight. Once the velox hatchlings have learned to fly, though, it is only a matter of time before they fly with prowess that no other birds possess. At this point, velox hatchlings are able to fully care for themselves, and take advantage of that fact by exploring. One of their favorite places to perch is along the roof of the castle, where they watch the day's activities unfold. These birds will socialize with one another, but are not very interested in other companions. They do, however, form deep bonds with their magi. Young veloxes will often perch on the heads of their human friends and busily comb through their hair, which, while a lovely gesture, can be a bit irritating at times.

Veloxes move slowly when on the ground, and seldom look up, as their attention is completely focused on the earth. Most of their time is spent pecking, as they search for the seeds they are so partial to. Veloxes eat plants and fruits as well, but a handful of seeds is the surest way to attract their attention. Though these creatures may seem preoccupied, they are always alert, and it's not common for them to be caught by predators. They are incredibly agile birds, and can take to the air in an instant, gaining enough height to evade danger. Veloxes are considered the quickest of companions, and can move through the air almost faster than the eye can see. To add to this, even the harshest storms do nothing to deter them – if anything, they fly more swiftly in hazardous conditions. Any time a thunderstorm or blizzard arises, these birds happily take to the air, playing games with the wind. White veloxes seem to love the snow the most, and are difficult to spot, as they blend in quite well. Others are more easy to find, as they are brilliantly colored. Their plumage ranges from light creams to brilliant blues and reds, and any feathers they lose are carefully collected. Their feathers are more than just lovely, though – they are longer than those of other birds, and very light. This is what allows them to fly so swiftly, and to maneuver so well.

Sprite art: Lazuli | Description: Damien