Five Magical Creatures That Would Make the Best Pets

The wizarding world is full of wonderful creatures, some terrifying and some terrific, but there are a few that I think would make great pets. Below, I’ve listed the five creatures I think would be the most useful pets.





The phoenix lives to an immense age as it can regenerate, bursting into flames when its body begins to fail and rising again from the ashes as a chick. The phoenix is a gentle creature that has never been known to kill and eats only herbs.” (FBaWtFT 32)

The phoenix we’re most familiar with is Dumbledore’s loyal pet, Fawkes. The fact that its tears have healing properties is an incredibly powerful and useful characteristic. Plus, the fact that phoenixes live to an immense age means you’ll be spared the pain of losing a beloved pet.





A small catlike creature with flecked, speckled, or spotted fur, outsize ears, and a tail like a lion’s, the Kneazle is intelligent, independent, and occasionally aggressive, though if it takes a liking to a witch or wizard, it makes an excellent pet. The Kneazle has an uncanny ability to detect unsavoury or suspicious characters and can be relied upon to guide its owner safely home if they are lost.” (FBaWtFT 24)

Kneazles are very similar to cats but can do more. Not only are these creatures adorable, but they’re so useful too. A pet that can help you get home and detect suspicious creatures would be incredibly handy to have.





Spherical in shape and covered in soft, custard-coloured fur, it is a docile creature that has no objection to being cuddled or thrown about. Easy to care for, it emits a low humming noise when contented.”
(FBaWtFT 34)

We had a small glimpse of miniature Puffskeins, the Pygmy Puffs, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, but the vivid description in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book immediately draws me to them. Who wouldn’t consider a small squeaking creature covered in fur lovable?





The Crup is almost certainly a wizard-created dog, as it is intensely loyal to wizards and ferocious towards Muggles. It is a great scavenger, eating anything from gnomes to old tyres.” (FBaWtFT 8)

Muggle dogs are known for their loyalty, so they make fantastic, faithful pets. A wizarding equivalent that is even more devoted would be a great addition to any household. That’s not to mention the fact that they seem to eat everything, which makes it even easier to care for them.





The Bowtruckle is a tree-guardian creature found mainly in the west of England, southern Germany, and certain Scandinavian forests. It is immensely difficult to spot, being small (maximum eight inches in height) and apparently made of bark and twigs with two small brown eyes. The Bowtruckle, which eats insects, is a peaceable and intensely shy creature.” (FBaWtFT 5)

In contrast to the trouble the Niffler caused for Newt, Pickett the Bowtruckle was only ever useful. He was particularly good at lock-picking, which helped Newt get out of some tricky situations. This tiny and seemingly vulnerable character enraptured me, and his cheeky appearance makes him more endearing.


What do you think of my list? Are there any other creatures you would want as a pet? Let us know in the comments!

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Minal Daswani

I entered the wizarding world in 2006, and haven’t left. In my Muggle time, I enjoy reading, bingeing TV shows, baking, and travellng.