The Book of All- The Shink Species

Breeding Class:  Lizard
Locations found:  Shinks Area, Eggx
Elemental Affinity: None
Rarity: -Shop or Hybrid
Diet: Insects, Fruit
Biome: Forest Edge
Weight: 1.5 lbs
Length: .7ft Tall / 2.2ft Long
The Red Bite Shink
75 Clicks Required to Grow

Shinks were commonly found in areas surrounding the castle, hidden in brick and other debris. They made a strange disappearance around the fifth century, though, and have not been seen for ages. Any attempts to find their locations in the wild have turned up short, but some mages have reported such a location does exist.

Nobody knows quite where Eggx gets all of their shink eggs. They claim to have found a small remnant population, but given just how many eggs they sell and the equally suspicious lack of grown shinks near the area where "wild" shink eggs are found, it's likely that strong magic is involved as well. One can only hope they're not meddling with strange forces that will take an interest in the castle and its occupants. A few mages have tried releasing their wild shinks into the castle, but so many creatures consider shinks a tasty snack that there still isn't much of a breeding population. This, at least, is not the fault of Eggx, as shinks kept safely in a terrarium breed readily.
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This tiny egg is tan.
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This tiny egg is tan. It has a piece chipped off!
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This tiny egg is tan. The chip grew!
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This tiny egg is tan. The chip grew more!
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This tiny egg is tan. The chip grew again!
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This tiny egg is tan. The chip grew again!
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This tiny egg is tan. The chip is big!
All shink eggs look alike, making them an endless source of frustration for the collector looking for a specific breed. They do hatch faster than other eggs, though, which helps make them a little less irritating to deal with. Eggx claims that the solution is to adopt a dozen at once to save time, but consider the source on this. Shink eggs should be kept in warm sand, but otherwise need no special care.
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This tiny hatchling is tan.
Shinks don't truly start to develop a personality until they're grown. All are skittish, flighty creatures that are rarely seen except at mealtimes. They should not be allowed to roam freely, as too many creatures consider them to be a tasty snack. If one absolutely needs to pick a specific shink out of the bunch, there are shink-safe dyes that can be used, but be aware that growing shinks shed their skins on a regular basis.
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50 clicks

This tiny hatchling is tan. It seems bigger.
By this stage, shinks have started to develop individual personalities, which would be more helpful if they weren't often the complete opposite for that breed. Snub-tailed hatchlings will be hyperactive, sand shink hatchlings will try swimming, and tree shink hatchlings will dig extensive burrows. The only way to be sure what one has is to wait for it to mature.
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75 Clicks Required to Grow

This shink is quite aggressive, and willing to bite you if you try to handle it when it wants to be left alone. It also will bite objects that you place near it if it doesn't like them.
Shinks aren't the most interesting creatures around, but sometimes it's refreshing to have a creature that isn't known for intelligence, loud noises, or slime production. The only real risk in raising a shink is that one is likely to develop the urge to get one of each variety. Despite its small size, the red bite shink makes a halfway decent battle champion if nothing better is available. Demons never seem to expect something so small to have such a strong bite. Red bite shinks will nip anything that bothers them, no matter how large or how heavily armored, so care should be taken to keep them away from anything that might take offense.
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