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Pipio Pygmies were released on September 30, 2018, alongside Aether Wyverns. Like all pygmies, their eggs cannot be bitten by Vampire Dragons and they can only breed with other pygmies or Pumpkin Dragons.

Under the old Legacy Breed sort, these dragons sort as "Pygmy-Pipio" on a user's scroll rather than their Encyclopedia name.

Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

This little egg is soft with a few feathers stuck to it.

Hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It’s very small and makes soft cooing sounds.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It’s very small and makes soft cooing sounds.

And look! It has grown wings! It must be close to maturing.

Adult[]

Pipio Pygmies are a hardy—but not very intelligent—species able to survive in most places. They communicate with each other using chirps, coos, and clicking sounds. They are very easy to tame, and as they breed readily in captivity and aren’t terribly picky eaters, these small dragons are a common sight in human settlements. However, Pipio Pygmies are still dragons, and are bolder in groups: when a group of these pygmies feels threatened, they may take off all at once in a disorienting swarm, and if the threat is great enough, they will attack the instigator with razor-sharp claws and teeth. Predators hoping for an easy meal, or abusive caretakers, have been known to lose an eye.

Sprite artists[]

Sprites[]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Female Pipio egg Pipio hatchling Pipio mature hatchling female Pipio adult female
Male Pipio mature hatchling male Pipio adult male

Egg sequence[]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Pipio Pygmy egg Pipio Pygmy crack 1 Pipio Pygmy crack 2 Pipio Pygmy crack 3 Pipio Pygmy crack 4 Pipio Pygmy crack 5 Pipio Pygmy dead egg

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2020
Female
Pipio adult female AF 2020
April Fools' Day 2020
Male
Pipio adult male AF 2020
April Fools' Day 2022
Female
Pipio adult female AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Male
Pipio adult male AF 2022

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Dangerously sharp claws and pointy teeth.
  • The entire plumage is white and kept as clean as possible.
  • Dark, slate-blue eyes.
  • Feathers take a long time to grow back.
  • Very delicate bones suited for flight. The bones can shatter relatively easily and take a while to heal.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Small peeps and coos can already be heard from the egg when the dragon is close to hatching.
  • Very naive and trusting.
  • Have vocarious appetites.
  • Can be taught to eat out of their caretaker‘s hands at a very young age.
  • Communicate mainly with chirps and other vocal sounds as a preference to telepathy when communicating with their own species.

Adult Behavior

  • A Pipio Pygmy is very attached to its caretaker if hand-raised, the only rivaling bond being that with its own mate.
  • Take great pride in their feathers and are very vain about them, causing these dragons to spend hours preening their plumage to get it just right.
  • Form little packs and protect their food sources from others.
  • In the wild, they tend to abandon their eggs in other pygmy dragon nests due to how time consuming it is to care for the needy hatchlings.
  • Make very good parents when in captivity, as they don‘t need to search for food.
  • Males will perform elaborate aerial courtship dances to impress females.
  • Rarely males will fight with one another over a female. These fights mainly focus on the males trying to rip out the opponent‘s feathers.
  • When having ragged or torn feathers, it will be very difficult for the Pipio Pygmy to find a mate.

Habitat

  • Pipio Pygmies are very adaptable and can be found in many different climates and environments.

Diet

  • Minnows, sweet berries and brightly colored bugs are their preferred diet.
  • If their favored food is not available, they will also eat flowers, leaves, honey, dull colored bugs, hermit crabs, sea snails and small crustaceans.
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