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A '''Chizpurfle''' is a type of very small parasite. Crab-like in appearance, they are up to a twentieth of an inch with fangs. [[Magic]] attracts them and they are commonly found in the fur and feathers of [[Crup]]s and [[Augurey]]s.
 
A '''Chizpurfle''' is a type of very small parasite. Crab-like in appearance, they are up to a twentieth of an inch with fangs. [[Magic]] attracts them and they are commonly found in the fur and feathers of [[Crup]]s and [[Augurey]]s.
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The word "Chiz" is an English word for "cheat" or "swindle", persumably a cognate of "chisel". The word "Purfle" is a fur trimming border of a garment.
 
The word "Chiz" is an English word for "cheat" or "swindle", persumably a cognate of "chisel". The word "Purfle" is a fur trimming border of a garment.
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==Behind the scenes==
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*As they feed off of magic, Chizpurfles are [[Wiktionary:thaumavore|thaumavores]], and as they can also feed off of electricity, they are also [[Wiktionary:electrovore|electrovores]], but prefer magic over electricity.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{Comment|PS1 version only}} {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' {{Comment|PS1 version only}} {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' {{Comment|PS1 version only}} {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''

Latest revision as of 23:16, July 8, 2014

Chizpurfle
Chizpurfle
Species information
Length of average adult

Up to a twentieth of an inch with fangs

Affiliation

Magic

Ministry of Magic Classification

XX

Status

Beast

A Chizpurfle is a type of very small parasite. Crab-like in appearance, they are up to a twentieth of an inch with fangs. Magic attracts them and they are commonly found in the fur and feathers of Crups and Augureys.

They attack magical objects like wands and cauldrons, gnawing through to the magical core or gorging on the last remnants of potions. In the absence of magic, Chizpurfles attack Muggle items powered by electricity. This explains the sudden failure of various new electrical goods.

Chizpurfle infestations are usually easily handled by patented potions on the market, but more severe infestations need to be dealt with by the Pest Sub-Division of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures.

EtymologyEdit

The word "Chiz" is an English word for "cheat" or "swindle", persumably a cognate of "chisel". The word "Purfle" is a fur trimming border of a garment.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • As they feed off of magic, Chizpurfles are thaumavores, and as they can also feed off of electricity, they are also electrovores, but prefer magic over electricity.

AppearancesEdit


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