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Paper model of a Puffskein

Round, furry creatures adored by wizard children

...it is a docile creature that has no objection to being cuddled or thrown about.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By J.K. Rowling

Paper model of a Runespoor

Care of Magical Creatures series: unconventional pets

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The Puffskein is a scavenger that will eat anything from leftovers to spiders, but it has a particular preference for sticking its tongue up the nose of sleeping wizards and eating their bogies.

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‘There’s a magical-creature shop just over there,’ said Harry, who knew Diagon Alley very well by now.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

By J.K. Rowling

Crookshanks tries to attack Scabbers in the Diagon Alley petstore

The Magical Menagerie

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The magical creatures quiz

Close-up of Harry and Fawkes from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

5 magical creatures every Muggle wishes they could own as a pet

Puffskeins fact file


Round with soft, custard-coloured fur

Magic Abilities

Highly resiliant to being squeezed tight or thrown about

Typical Habitats

Found worldwide


Popular pet among wizarding children