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Cats are sometimes kept as pets of witches and wizards. Students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are allowed to bring, among other animals, a cat as a pet.
Cats are also able to interbreed with Kneazles, and generally have up to eight kittens in every litter. Some wizards and witches make a living by breeding Kneazles or part-Kneazles. Arabella Figg, a Squib, makes her living in this manner.Cats are producible as a Patronus. There are also Animagi wizards and witches, some of whom can assume the form of a cat. They could see or detect dementors, as Mr Tibbles was able to inform Mrs Figg.
Types of cats
- Millicent Bulstrode's cat
- Madam Rosmerta's cat
- The Potters' cat
- Aberforth Dumbledore's cat
- Sybill Trelawney's cat
- The Weasleys' cat (purported)
Known cat Patronuses
Known Animagus cats
Behind the scenes
- In the film of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Vernon Dursley blamed the loud thumping noises made by Dobby on a non-existent family cat. Additionally in this film, the Weasley family's fireplace featured a motif of an orange cat.
- In addition to having a cat Patronus, Dolores Umbridge seems to have a fondness for kittens (baby or young cats). She owns a set of ornamental plates featuring kittens as well as pink notes with pictures of kittens in the corners, and attached one with the note "To be punished" to a wanted poster of Harry Potter labelling him as "Undesirable Number One". However, she finds the real ones to be of a hassle to take care of, so she only focus on cat-themed decorations.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Patronus Charm)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- LEGO Harry Potter
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
- Harry Potter Trading Card Game
- Harry Potter: The Character Vault (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter: The Creature Vault