The Magical Menagerie is a shop in North Side, Diagon Alley.


Outside the shop, there are cages of pets on display. It is very cramped and noisy with every inch of wall covered by cages. It sells all kinds of animals — poisonous orange snails, a giant jewel-encrusted tortoise, sleek black rats that are very intelligent, owls, ravens, cats of every colour, Puffskeins, a Transforming rabbit and much more.


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The trio visit the menagerie for the first time in 1993

The Magical Menagerie was where Ron Weasley bought some Rat tonic for his pet rat, Scabbers, (who was really Peter Pettigrew, hiding in his animagus form) and Hermione Granger got her cat-Kneazle crossbreed, Crookshanks. The saleswoman stated that Crookshanks had been an inhabitant of the store for a long while, as no one wanted him. Crookshanks also proved to be valuable to the trio during the events of the 1993-1994 school year.

Known species for sale

Other products for sale

Behind the scenes


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 4 (The Leaky Cauldron)
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (PS1 version only)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Making of Harry Potter (see here)
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 Pottermore
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