Balloon Dragons were released on April 22, 2009, alongside Daydream, Dorsal, Pink, Striped, Sunrise, Sunset and Whiptail Dragons.

Official descriptions[edit | edit source]

Egg[edit | edit source]

This light egg is floating in the air.

Hatchling[edit | edit source]

Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It's very light and enjoys bouncing all around.

Mature hatchling[edit | edit source]

Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It's very light and enjoys bouncing all around.

And look! It's grown its wings! It must be close to maturing.

Adult[edit | edit source]

Balloon dragons are so named because they are filled with a gas that makes them almost lighter than air, similar to balloons. However, they are not prone to bursting, as they are covered in tough skin and can deflate themselves if necessary. In addition, they generally are slow moving. They use their gas bladders to float to the tops of trees, where food is more abundant. They can shift their weight from their backs to their fronts, allowing them to reach leaves and fruit.

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Sprites[edit | edit source]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Balloon Dragon Balloon egg.gif Balloon hatchi.gif Balloon mature hatchi.gif Balloon adult.gif

Retired sprites[edit | edit source]

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Temporary event sprites
Christmas 2011 Balloon hatchi Christmas 2011.gif Balloon mature hatchi Christmas 2011.gif Balloon adult Christmas 2011.gif
Halloween 2012 Balloon adult Halloween 2012.png
Halloween 2015 Balloon adult Halloween 2015.png
Old sprites
Egg Old Balloon egg.gif Old Balloon dead egg.gif

Egg sequence[edit | edit source]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Balloon egg.gif Balloon crack 1.png Balloon crack 2.png Balloon crack 3.png Balloon crack 4.png Balloon crack 5.png Balloon dead egg.gif

Encyclopedia entry[edit | edit source]

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Balloon dragons are red with a cream colored belly. Individual color variations vary, slightly.
  • Can inflate small chambers near their stomachs that allow them to float.
  • They have tough skin that protects them from punctures.
  • Balloons can move along on the ground (when deflated), but are clumsy.
  • Their strong tails and ridges on their backs help with steering.
  • They can adjust their chambers to allow them to flip over while floating.
  • Balloon dragons can make a wide variety of sounds, including mimicking other animals.
  • Balloons do not have many known predators.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Hatchlings are playful and curious.
  • They are clumsy on the ground, but learn to control floating quickly.
  • Very young hatchlings tend to be shy.
  • Brave hatchlings will occasionally try to steal honey from bees nests.
  • Hatchlings will hide sweet treats they find so that other hatchlings and adults cannot find them.
  • Young hatchlings will often chase other flying breeds, though their slow speed makes it difficult.

Adult Behavior

  • Adults form large groups that care for young together.
  • Individual balloons have varying control over their floating.
  • Stronger individuals will sometimes challenge each other to races.
  • Travel distance is highly dependent on wind speeds.
  • In high winds, they prefer to land or hold on to branches to avoid being blown around.
  • When it comes to mating, females tend to look for the strongest flyers (those with the best control). Males look for females with the best vocal range.
  • Adult balloons weave nests out of branches and vines that look like baskets with half-lids. This is to limit the chances of eggs being blown away.

Habitat

  • Highly adaptable, Balloon dragons can live almost anywhere that large fruit-bearing trees are located.
  • Tend to avoid areas that are too hot.
  • Adults are not very territorial; they rely on numbers to discourage other dragons from sharing their food sources.
  • Balloons will take to the air when winds are calm, and will move into areas of thicker growth before big storms.
  • Adults rely on mimicking other animal sounds to chase other animals away from their nesting areas. They can mimic the roars of larger breeds, birds, insects, and even some mammals.

Diet

  • Omnivores, leaning towards Herbivore.
  • They eat fruits and leaves near the tops of trees.
  • They are not fussy about insects being on their food.
  • Adults are known for storing certain foods such as apples, cherries, nuts and pinecones before winter.
  • When food gets scarce, large family groups will often break into smaller ones, and migrate to new areas. Once a new suitable location is found, a small group of 2‒5 balloons will go back to get the rest of the group.
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