This Wyrmentide Day, remember: a dragon isn’t a toy, it’s a 1000-year commitment. 90% of “wyrmentide hatchlings” don’t make it to age 100, and they are also overwhelmingly illegally traded from endangered drake populations overseas or egg farms.

You may find your dragon hatchling cute and amusing, but within 25-50 years it will have grown too large and aggressive for you to handle. And releasing your dragon into the wild is a death sentence; dragons are no more “home” in the wild then they are in your house, especially without an elder wyrm to teach them. With knights errant roaming the countryside and suspicious elder drakes in charge of every major brood, there is no hope.

If you must buy a dragon for Wyrmentide Day, buy a chocolate one. Thank you.

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