Real life dragons
It sat on her shoulder, saying an almost purr-like sound as she scratched its wings. People gathered all around her to see the exotic and extremely rare creature. It's big round eyes looked at the group of people in front of it, and purred again, making them all laugh.The mechali is one of the rarest animals in the world and it is considered to be the rarest animal to keep as a pet both in The Kingdom of Edrea and The Country of Ildres. The mechali lives in the rainforests on the southern continent. They are very elusive and extremely difficult to catch, and even harder to tame.
They are highly saught after as they are a clear symbol to ones status, only the richest and most influential people are able to get their hands on a mechali.
NutritionThe mechali's eating habits generally consists of insects and the Salin fruit, which is only found in the southern continent's rainforests where the mechali lives. Mehcalies often become malnourished due to the fact that their handlers do not feed them the fruit on a regular basis. The Salin fruit can be grown in conditions like the ones in the rainforests, therefore, one can actually grown the fruit indoors in a room with the right amount of water and fog. The fruit is sensitive and if not given the right conditions, it will die.
The mechali is a lizard species, but they are a bit different because they have wings. The wings are not suited for long flights but do extremely well at gliding through the air.
Some say they are descendants of dragons, though no one have proof that dragons ever excisted. The sellers always remember to mention that, to get the hype up and hopefully the price along with it.