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