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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: 2276
Captive Bred: 1016
Total Population: 3292

Common Chroma Breakdown

Red
276 Total
Green
253 Total
Blue
263 Total
Purple
271 Total
Orange
224 Total
Pink
213 Total
White
263 Total
Tan
141 Total

Rare Chroma Breakdown

Obsidian
205 Total
Silver
175 Total
Gold
159 Total
Bronze
156 Total
Rainbow
184 Total
Sapphire
203 Total
Emerald
184 Total
Ruby
122 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