What Are Sugarnix?
Sugarnix are curious, excitable mammals about the size of chipmunks. They are gliders, similar to sugar gliders or momonga. Sugarnix are known to make sweet and docile pets- unlike nixten, they are not compulsive thieves and will “ask permission” for things they like. Wild sugarnix, however, can be real troublemakers.
A sugarnix tail can support its body weight and the tip of its tail emits a telekinetic energy up to a few inches, which it can use to hold things or manipulate objects as if it were an extension of its body, such as a glove.
All sugarnix must have banding on their tail (at least 2 stripes!) The band must wrap completely around the tail.
Spark & Powder Sugarnix
Sparknix and Powdernix all have distinct gradient bands on their tails. They are easily excitable and gather together in festivals, public celebrations, and anywhere else there may be a chance of fireworks or lightshows.
Sparknix can produce colored, popping sparks from their tail which are typically harmless and feel like static electricity, while powdernix produce a powdery compound made up of 80% sugar shaken from along their tails. The sparks activate the powder and can have a multitude of effects depending on the chemical matchup. Some may produce glittering explosions, colored flames, clouds of mist, or shoot combusting embers into the sky (much like fireworks)
Powdernix may seem as if they're "decorating" by dusting powder everywhere, leaving a trail behind them, but it has a distinct purpose. Upon finding a powder trail, a Sparknix will activate the powder by sparking. If the sparknix likes the effect produced, it will follow the trail to the Powdernix and team up with them. Likewise, Sparknix like to stand where they can be seen and give a full display of their noisy, colorful sparking talent so they may be noticed by passing powdernix.
Spark and powder sugarnix team up and work together with the objective of setting off fireworks, stealing, being in the center of the party, or causing general havoc.
Baby sugarnix are called Sugarkit. They are very tiny and helpless but can also be inquisitive once they open their eyes at a few weeks old. They have little to no hair on their head and tail, but soft downy fur on their torsos.
Sugarkits are considered hatchlings and must follow the 3-color rule.