Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Bell Squirrel
Birthday: Monday, December 21, 2015
Owner: Kestrad

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Stage Progress: 44.62%
Overall Progress: 71.20%

Magi at the Keep must keep a careful eye on these little squirrels. As they practice gliding, it is easy for them to become hurt in a crash. Unfortunately for magi, it's difficult to keep track of a very curious baby squirrel that's also small enough to fit into gaps between stones in walls. The squirrels find it amusing to leap out at magi from seemingly nowhere - but it's hard to hold a grudge against such a cute little thing. Feeding them cherries is a surefire way to earn their lifetime affection.

Bell squirrels are small for squirrels, sometimes not even being as large as a magi's palm. These pudgy little squirrels are capable of gliding with the thin, shiny flap of skin stretching between their front and back legs, although they often grow too heavy for it to work well as they get older. Males are more striking than females, being mainly green with a bright gold skin flap, but it is their mating ritual that attracts attention. During the holiday season, magi often notice bells missing - but only red bells. Male squirrels seek out red bells - ones living far away from magi use red berries - and polish them to shine before presenting them to a female. If she accepts, they pair for life.

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Tekla