The animals from the Harry Potter series are nearly as influential as the wizards themselves, and have become characters we care about as much as their owners (with a few exceptions). Who didn't shed a tear when Harry lost Hedwig, wait anxiously to learn of Buckbeak's fate, or take sides in the Team Scabbers vs. Team Crookshanks debate? The relationships the characters have with their animals often mimic the feelings we have for our own pets in the Muggle world.
Muggle animals are a bit dull in comparison with the Harry Potter creatures, however. They can't guard the Sorcerer's Stone like Fluffy the three-headed dog, burst into flames and regenerate like Fawkes the phoenix, or act as the ultimate tattletale like Argus Filch's cat Mrs. Norris. Many of the beasts in Harry Potter have magical qualities that make them highly desirable pets.
The pets of Harry Potter are not all created equal. While Hedwig and Crookshanks are easy to envy, other animals - such as Hagrid's entire array of pets - might be more trouble than they're worth. But perhaps you're a real animal lover like Hagrid, and all creatures are cuddly in your mind. Whatever your animal outlook, vote up the pets you'd definitely adopt from the Magical Menagerie.
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