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Split Dragons, formerly known as "Two-headed Dragons", were released on October 12, 2007, and are considered an original species of Dragon Cave. They were released during the times before the site had its own .net domain and when the sprite replacement project hadn't yet formed. The male and female sprites are dimorphic and were one of the few breeds to have this feature before the Dimorphism update, but following the sprite replacement project.

Like all other two-headed dragons, they can only breed with their own kind and their eggs cannot be bitten by Vampire Dragons.

On August 20, 2017, this breed's name was changed along with its adult description receiving an overhaul as part of site updates. Previously, when sorted by Breed, Split Dragons used to be listed as "2-headed dragon" and as a result were alphabetized before all other creatures. After an August 14, 2016 update, they sorted using their Encyclopedia name of "Two-Headed". Since the name change to "Split", they now sort by "Split" on a user's scroll.

Official descriptions[]


This egg is split down the middle into two colors.


Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. Oddly enough, it has two heads that seem to enjoy playing with each other.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. Oddly enough, it has two heads that seem to enjoy playing with each other.

Its color appears to have changed, and it is now one solid color!


Split Dragons use their sharp teeth and wings to hunt large animals and rarely eat plants. They are intelligent dragons who enjoy mental challenges, preferably alone; Split Dragons are normally solitary except during mating season. When mating, many dragons come together in a group to raise their eggs and hatchlings. These groups tend to be very noisy—reminiscent of a thunderstorm—and last only until the hatchlings are capable of surviving on their own.

Sprite artists[]

New sprites[]

Old sprites[]


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

Egg sequence[]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Split egg Split crack 1 Split crack 2 Split crack 3 Split crack 4 Split crack 5 Split dead egg

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Holiday 2011
Split adult male Holiday 2011
April Fools' Day 2022
Split adult female AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Split adult male AF 2022
Retired sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Original sprites Split egg original Split hatchling original Split adult original
Retired female Split hatchling retired Split mature hatchling female retired Split adult female retired
Retired male Split mature hatchling male retired Split adult male retired
Retired egg Split egg retired
Retired egg
(2nd version)
Split egg retired 2
Retired dead egg
(3rd version)
Split dead egg retired

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Rather stocky with large wings.
  • Act mainly as quadrupeds to support their immense bulk.
  • Tail splits in two just like their neck.
  • Armored underbellies and spikes going down their necks.
  • Except for the brain, organs are not doubled.
  • Rarely obtain scars thanks to their tough hide.
  • Have very tough hide that can withstand scratching from their own claws.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Hatchling heads seem to get along better with each other than adult heads.
  • Hatchling heads get along so well with each other because it is necessary to their survival.
  • When one head is scared, the other will get a rush of adrenaline, often taking the body completely over so the heads will not trip each other up, maximizing their chances of survival.
  • Hatchlings stay with their parents until they grow wings.
  • Hatchling games are based on teaching teamwork and cooperation.
  • While still with their family unit, hatchlings are taught to hunt with their claws alone. Incorporating their wings into the hunt comes fairly naturally.
  • As hatchlings grow bigger, flying requires more practice so they can continue to support their large size. They also begin taking down bigger and bigger animals.

Adult Behavior

  • Adults often bicker with themselves simply to pass the time.
  • Enjoy mental challenges such as puzzles.
  • Solitary and nomadic except during mating season.
  • Large groups tend to get noisy and combative; the noise is similar to the sounds of a thunderstorm.
  • Once hatchlings are kicked out of the nest, partners drift apart to wander alone again.
  • Can enjoy the social company of one-headed dragons and may settle in clans or groups with them.
  • One head cannot survive without the other; if one head dies, the second will also quickly succumb to death.
  • Both heads are ridiculously fond of each other and may even make up their own personal language to communicate to each other with.


  • Can live almost anywhere, but tend to avoid climates on the extremes (i.e. they will stay on the outskirts of deserts, or near the base of snowy mountains).
  • Tend to follow where prey is most abundant.


  • Vicious and capable predators, they depend on large animals to sustain their mass.
  • Favorite prey animals include large cats and elephants where available.
  • Appreciate the challenge of taking down other predators.


  • The original hatchling sprite is a recolored Dualhead Hydra sprite, and the original adult sprite is a recolored Two-Headed Dragon sprite, both from the Final Fantasy series.
  • Though Split Dragons can only breed with other two-headed dragons, there was one occasion where a Silver and a Split successfully bred. The glitch was fixed by TJ09 soon afterwards, and the Silver parent is now shown as 'Deceased' in the offspring's lineage.
  • This dragon received updates to all its adult and hatchling sprites during the 2015 sprite update.
  • Before the August 20, 2017, update, this dragon's adult description read:
"Two headed dragons are a special breed of dragons. They have two necks, two brains, two mouths, but one stomach and one main body. The two heads usually work together, but there are times when they will fight each other, attacking back and forth. They use their sharp teeth and wings to hunt large animals, and rarely eat plants. It is unknown what would happen if a two headed dragon were to mate with a one headed dragon, since it has never occurred. They only mate within their breed."