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I have been really bothered by something as of late. At what age, approximately, do dragons begin to fly? I've read that they're too weak as newborns to fly, but would they be able to a few days later, a month later, a year later?

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Dany's timeline in ACoK covers about ~8-9 months of 299. The dragons are flying/fluttering at the house of the Undying, Drogon's specifically:

 

"The fourth room was oval rather than square and walled in worm-eaten wood in place of stone. Six passages led out from it in place of four. Dany chose the rightmost, and entered a long, dim, high-ceilinged hall. Along the right hand was a row of torches burning with a smoky orange light, but the only doors were to her left. Drogon unfolded wide black wings and beat the stale air. He flew twenty feet before thudding to an undignified crash. Dany strode after him."

And all three are flying when Dany is leaving Qarth by ship at the start of ASoS. So, dragons flutter/fly at 7-9 months and fly proper at 9-12 months. Give or take.

EDIT: To be more accurate, from the birth of the dragons at the end of AGoT to the beginning of ASoS is about 9 months. 

Edited by Ser Leftwich

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1 hour ago, Ser Leftwich said:

So, dragons flutter/fly at 7-9 months and fly proper at 9-12 months. Give or take.

EDIT: To be more accurate, from the birth of the dragons at the end of AGoT to the beginning of ASoS is about 9 months. 

Thank you so much!

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4 hours ago, Ser Leftwich said:

Dany's timeline in ACoK covers about ~8-9 months of 299. The dragons are flying/fluttering at the house of the Undying, Drogon's specifically:

 

"The fourth room was oval rather than square and walled in worm-eaten wood in place of stone. Six passages led out from it in place of four. Dany chose the rightmost, and entered a long, dim, high-ceilinged hall. Along the right hand was a row of torches burning with a smoky orange light, but the only doors were to her left. Drogon unfolded wide black wings and beat the stale air. He flew twenty feet before thudding to an undignified crash. Dany strode after him."

And all three are flying when Dany is leaving Qarth by ship at the start of ASoS. So, dragons flutter/fly at 7-9 months and fly proper at 9-12 months. Give or take.

EDIT: To be more accurate, from the birth of the dragons at the end of AGoT to the beginning of ASoS is about 9 months. 

Seems right to me.  Carrying weight is another matter and takes a long time.  I love those dragons. 

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21 hours ago, Ser Leftwich said:

Dany's timeline in ACoK covers about ~8-9 months of 299. The dragons are flying/fluttering at the house of the Undying, Drogon's specifically:

 

"The fourth room was oval rather than square and walled in worm-eaten wood in place of stone. Six passages led out from it in place of four. Dany chose the rightmost, and entered a long, dim, high-ceilinged hall. Along the right hand was a row of torches burning with a smoky orange light, but the only doors were to her left. Drogon unfolded wide black wings and beat the stale air. He flew twenty feet before thudding to an undignified crash. Dany strode after him."

And all three are flying when Dany is leaving Qarth by ship at the start of ASoS. So, dragons flutter/fly at 7-9 months and fly proper at 9-12 months. Give or take.

EDIT: To be more accurate, from the birth of the dragons at the end of AGoT to the beginning of ASoS is about 9 months. 

They seem to go from not flying to flying pretty quickly. When Dany first arrives in Qarth, Drogo sits on her shoulder on the ride in, then all three dragons crawl around the room and claw up archways when Dany learns of Robert's death. And even the day before Dany goes to the Palace of Dust, Drogon does not seem to be flying. Even his first attempt inside the palace was kind of clumsy, but by the time he left he was a pro, flying and soaring and hovering and breathing fire over everything. 

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11 minutes ago, John Suburbs said:

They seem to go from not flying to flying pretty quickly. When Dany first arrives in Qarth, Drogo sits on her shoulder on the ride in, then all three dragons crawl around the room and claw up archways when Dany learns of Robert's death. And even the day before Dany goes to the Palace of Dust, Drogon does not seem to be flying. Even his first attempt inside the palace was kind of clumsy, but by the time he left he was a pro, flying and soaring and hovering and breathing fire over everything. 

The dragons were probably fed much better once they arrived in Qarth, as compared to what they were eating during the crossing of the Red Waste. (just a guess)

(Big caveat in timeline estimates factoring in: diet of dragons, who is tending them, individual dragons (there must be big ones and runts of hatches), etc.

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