This is a nice start to an article. I was going to add two points here, but they are points I am not really sure of. It's sort of foreshadowing... I know it happens in the movies, but I don't recall if it happens in the books (because *gasp* I only own book 6 at the moment):

  • Ron tries to turn Scabbers yellow on the train-ride to Hogwarts at the beginning of Sorceror's Stone. This doesn't work, maybe because Scabbers isn't a rat?
  • In his second year, Ron tries to turn Scabbers into a crystal goblet, but he turns into a furry cup with a tail: again, maybe another clue that Scabbers is not your ordinary garden rat.

Another point of discussion or fact that could be placed in this article is that Ron's family owned Scabbers for 12 years. Oh yeah, and he's missing a toe. Travlr23 03:56, 10 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Point 1 happens in the book, point 2 doesn't. The period of time and the fact he's missing a toe could stand to be added; I'm not sure anything about points 1 or 2 should be. Hermione1980 17:31, 10 Dec 2005 (UTC)

About your first point, I think both of those incidences were meant to show something about Ron, not about Scabbers. When Ron tried to turn Scabbers yellow, it was a fake spell he had gotten from George and Fred. They were just playing a joke on him. And the second I think was more to show that Ron wasn't so hot at transfiguration, plus he was using a broken wand at the time (right?).

As to the second point, the 12 years is mentioned, and I think the thing about the missing toe should be in there, with info about it foreshadowing the revelation that Scabbers is Pettigrew. Lachatdelarue 20:25, 10 Dec 2005 (UTC)