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Species information

Sentient (Domesticated)

Eye colour


Hair colour

Varies by breed

Related to
Native range

Various locations throughout the world

Height of average adult

Varies by breed

Length of average adult

Varies by breed

Ministry of Magic Classification


A cat is a domesticated creature who is used in both the wizarding and Muggle worlds as a pet.

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.[1] Cats are producible as a Patronus. There are also Animagi wizards and witches, some of whom can assume the form of a

Cats in cages in the Magical Menagerie on Pottermore.


Types of cats

Known cats

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 labeling him as "Undesirable Number One".[2]


Notes and references

  1. Squibs, FAQ section,
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 13 - (The Muggle-Born Registration Commission)

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