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FRIC — Viewing Species: Cassidice

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Species Info
Grouping: Reptilian, Avian
Rarity: Scarce
Time Per Stage: 31 Hours
Location: Forested Laboratory
Wild Caught: 1996
Captive Bred: 857
Total Population: 2853

Common Chroma Breakdown

Red
242 Total
Green
226 Total
Blue
227 Total
Purple
247 Total
Orange
200 Total
Pink
178 Total
White
218 Total
Tan
107 Total

Rare Chroma Breakdown

Obsidian
183 Total
Silver
160 Total
Gold
140 Total
Bronze
137 Total
Rainbow
153 Total
Sapphire
177 Total
Emerald
158 Total
Ruby
100 Total

Baby Stage Notes

A dark egg with faint green striping. It needs a surprising amount of care, and must be rotated and kept warm and humid.

Juvenile Stage Notes

A fluffy mottled-green chick hatched from the egg, and imprinted on the first living thing it saw. It's affectionate to its 'parent' and follows them constantly, but vicious towards everything else, and constantly trying to eat anything that moves.

Adult Stage Notes

Cassidice are remarkably well-camouflaged in the dense forest, and are a moderately sized predator. Wild individuals are very wary of researchers, and difficult to approach due to their speed and alertness. Little was known about their biology until some eggs were found unsupervised. They are warm-blooded, with many traits typical of birds and reptiles, and their heavy tails counterbalance their torsos. Their wings are useless for flight, but have a single grasping digit, and the feathers are used in mating displays. Their bright fins are usually kept flat, but are flared for brief moments to startle or communicate.

Cassidice occasionally eat fruit, and are trainable in much the same way Earth's chickens are. They are highly protective of their 'flock', consisting of three to five others, and quick to attack when their fellows are threatened, quick to flee otherwise. They groom each other as a bonding activity, and tame Cassidice will attempt to groom their keepers as well. They are social, and become bored and aggressive if kept alone.

Common Chroma

Red
Green
Blue
Purple
Orange
Pink
White
Tan

Rare Chroma

Obsidian
Silver
Gold
Bronze
Rainbow
Sapphire
Emerald
Ruby


Artwork: Sora