They lose 1 point of food every 15 seconds, so to time how long until they start starving, multiply their current amount of food by 15 and then divide by 60 twice. This will give you the number of hours left untill the food stat reaches 0.
((15 x food)÷60)÷60
Best method for stealing eggs: Tame 2 megalosaurus (opposite gender) and breed them. Your imprinted baby will be the one you ride on. Then, you take your imprinted megalo and the opposite gender for mate boost. Btw each megalo should have at least 14k hp and 320 melee. Use this method for easy first drake.
Obtaining this creature will require you to enter the tek trench where puprle liquid and the nests of these creatures lay past the bioluminescent chamber, there you must steal an egg and raise in a cold environment feeding it nameless venom you can get by killing nameless