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Illustration of a young Norbert

Norwegian Ridgeback dragon who is a pet of Hagrid

Norbert fact file

Full Name

Later goes by 'Norberta' when it is discovered 'he' is actually female


Norwegian Ridgebacks develop fire-breathing abilities earlier than other dragon breeds


Causing a fair amount of destruction to Hagrid's hut (and Hagrid himself)

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It’s all right, he only got my boot – jus’ playin’ – he’s only a baby, after all.

Rubeus Hagrid
The egg Hagrid was given by a stranger sits in the fire in his hut, waiting to hatch

The egg in the fire

‘Hagrid – what’s that?’

But he already knew what it was. In the very heart of the fire, underneath the kettle, was a huge, black egg...


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

by J.K. Rowling

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Norbert? The Norwegian Ridgeback? We call her Norberta now.

Charlie Weasley
Illustration of a young Norbert

47 thoughts Norbert might have had during Philosopher’s Stone

Norbert makes the windows rattle

Norbert makes the windows rattle

Harry and Hermione deliver Norbert to Charlie Weasley at the tallest tower

Farewell Norbert