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Pigwidgeon Character Analysis: Excitable Owl

Pigwidgeon Character Analysis: Excitable Owl

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Pigwidgeon is a miniature scops owl that belonged to Ron Weasley in 1994.

He was a present from Sirius Black to replace his pet rat Scabbers. The rat turned out to be the Animagus Peter Pettigrew.

Pigwidgeon Biography

Pigwidgeon Harry Potter

Ron Weasley initially inherited the family rat Scabbers as the pet that he could take to Hogwarts. But in 1994, it was revealed that Scabbers was, in fact, the Animagus Peter Pettigrew in disguise.

Pettigrew had been living as a rat to protect himself following his role in the death of Harry Potter’s parents.

He was the one who revealed their location to Lord Voldemort in 1981, and he then faked his own death and framed Sirius Black for his crimes.

Sirius Black gave Ron Pigwidgeon as a new pet after Peter Pettigrew escaped. The miniature scops owl was named by Ginny Weasley. T

he owl quickly took to the name, and when Ron tried to change it, he would not respond. But Ron did take to calling the owl Pig.

Ron had to keep the owl in his room because it was hyperactive and loud, which bothered the other owls of the Weasley household.

Harry Potter once described Pigwidgeon as a fluffy snitch because of the way that he darted around excitedly. But many of the objects given to him to deliver were too heavy for his small size.

Nevertheless, the small owl delivered letters between Harry and Sirius Black since Harry’s own owl Hedwig was too distinctive looking and for the Weasley twins Fred and George for their business venture.