We see several students who attended Hogwarts during Harry's time having their pets/familiars described in 7 Harry Potter books (Hermione's Kneazle, Ron's Homo Animagus Ratus, Harry's owl, Neville's toad, Ginny's pygmy puff).

However, a great deal of named students aren't mentioned as owning a pet in the 7 main books.

Did JKR add to the known pets set in ancillary canon materials? (3 extra books, interviews, her web site, or Pottermore).

I'm only interested in pets of named characters who were students in Hogwarts in Harry's time in school (in any grade), not generic "some 2d year's giant sloth".

  • I've been through the wikia, fantastic beast and pottermore. I can't see any more pets owned by named students. There's a few new pets owned by other characters but that doesn't meet your criteria...
    – Valorum
    Jun 26, 2014 at 21:04
  • Crookshanks is a half-Kneazle half-cat.
    – b_jonas
    Jun 27, 2014 at 7:05
  • Could you also count Rons' 2 Pet owls, Errol and Pigwidgeon? ( more so Pig as he was actually Rons) Edit: Woops misread. Jun 27, 2014 at 9:51
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    Does Ginny's basilisk count?
    – Saturn
    Jun 27, 2014 at 12:29

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Did JKR add to the known pets set in ancillary canon materials?


I checked through FBAWTFT, TTOBTB (Babbity Rabbity might qualify as a pet in a way, but she is more an Animagus than an animal), and Pottermore -- Familiars (JKR says Mrs Norris is the closest to a traditional familiar, not pet, than any in the series) and The First 40, meaning the first 40 students in Harry's year. And, finally, I wracked my brain! Nothing came to mind, so I called it at that.

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    I'd like to note for the record that this is the shortest answer I have ever given on this site for a Harry Potter question \:D/ Jun 27, 2014 at 11:00

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