Illustration of a Golden Snidget from the new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

A small, agile bird that was replaced by the Golden Snitch in Quidditch matches

Snidget fact file




Round-bodied with gold feathers. Approximately the size of a walnut. It has a long, thin beak and glittering red eyes

Magic Abilities

Exceptionally agile flier that changes direction with uncanny speed


Given an XXXX rating in the Fantastic Beasts textbook, but this is due to the severe penalties attached to its injury

Typical Habitats

Used to be common in Northern Europe. Sancutuaries have been founded worldwide


Madam Modesty Rabnott of Kent, who once disrupted a match in order to save the bird. She later founded a Snidget reservation in Somerset