- "Well, I've bin doin' some readin'. Got this outta the library — Dragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit — it's a bit outta date, o' course, but it's all in here. Keep the egg in the fire, 'cause their mothers breathe on em, see, an' when it hatches, feed it on a bucket o' brandy mixed with chicken blood every half hour."
- —Rubeus Hagrid to Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger[src]
First sparks, usually accompanied by thick grey smoke, appear at around six months. However, the ability to fly is normally developed later, at around twelve months and your dragon will not be fully mature until he is two years old. Your dragon requires a lot of care during these first few months.
A-Z of Ailments
Symptoms: scales appear dull and flakey.
Treatment: rub affected area with solution of sea salt, tar, and white spirit.
Symptoms: no fire, only dribbles of white[...]
- Essential Equipment
- Recognising Dragon Eggs and Where to Look for Them (in contrast to ostrich eggs, chicken eggs, or crocodile eggs)
- Keep the dragon egg in the fire because their mothers breathe on them
- Newborn dragons should be fed a bucket of brandy mixed with chicken blood once every half hour
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (Unnamed)
- J. K. Rowling's official site (Scrapbook)
- Harry Potter Film Wizardry (Revised and Expanded - Page 34)
- The Art of Harry Potter Mini Book of Graphic Design