Vegetarian Dragons have long been the red-headed step child of the dragon world. Since the dawn of time this species of dragon has been ridiculed and made fun of. But Vegetarian Dragons are misunderstood in the realm of dragonology. They have gotten the reputation of being docile and meek but in reality they are the meanest of all the Dragons. Wouldn't you be if other dragons always made fun of you?
Why are they vegetarians?
The latest research has shown that the vegetarian dragon has a very unusual three stomach system much like the cow and their diet consists predominantly of a variety of hot peppers. This is how they still generate their fire.
Care and feeding of your vegetarian dragon
Caring for one of this species of dragon can be a real challenge particularly because they eat much more than their meat eating counterparts. A regular dragon can thrive on one meal of a knight or princess every several months and they will spend most of their time sleeping. But a vegetarian dragon has a much faster metabolism and are required to eat on a daily basis. You don't have to feed it chili peppers or any type of hot pepper but if you do not they will not spout any fire.
Different peppers for different effects
One of the most fun aspects is the food variation of peppers. It is a little known fact that the color of the fire that comes from the vegetarian dragons mouth will vary depending on what kind of pepper you feed it. If you feed it red peppers it will spout red fire. If you feed it yellow peppers it will spout yellow fire. And my favorite is the bright green fire that results from feeding your dragon green peppers.
Resouces to more vegetarian dragon links
Note: If you go to Yahoo.com and type in "Vegetarian Dragons" (including the quotes) this page comes up as the number one search result!
Update Sep 19 2006: If you go to google and type in vegetarian dragon this comes up as the 5th search result.
Update May 23, 2007: well this page has slipped to ranking of 10 which is still awesome considering it has been two years and I haven't done anything to the page at all. This slip is mostly due to a book somebody put out called Herb the Vegetarian Dragon - Which is good because the search engine is doing what it is supposed to do - Give people what they are looking for.
Update April 19, 2008: Google Rank has climbed back up again and is now in position 4. It has remained on the first page of the google search results for a year and a half now.