As any parent of twins might attest, sometimes double the babies can equal quadruple the headaches! Such is the case with baby Zipplebacks, whose two ornery heads typically want different things at the same time.
While sometimes fussy, baby Zipplebacks do benefit from having a close relationship with their siblings, from increased hunting and defense skills (one head watches while the other makes sure the coast is clear) to higher levels of problem solving abilities (one head scares prey right into the waiting jaws of the other).
Perhaps it is because of this close interpersonal relationship that makes some Zipplebacks seem aloof to humans. However, as those lucky (or crazy) enough to train a Zippleback soon discover, riding one of these double dragons is like having two friends in one!
See more of Baby Zippleback in:
Gift of the Night Fury
How to Train Your Dragon
Ammonium Nitrate mixed with Anhydrous Hydrazine
It is nearly impossible to sneak up on a Hideous Zippleback, as all four of their eyes simultaneously feed visual information into both of their brains. For example, if you blindfolded one Zippleback head and held a mouth-watering sheep in front of the other head, both would start salivating at the same time. So, while some dragons have a reputation for having eyes on the backs of their heads, in the case of Hideous Zipplebacks, it’s true!