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Encyclopedia > Pigwidgeon
Harry Potter Animal
Pigwidgeon
Gender Male
Species Scops Owl
Owner Ron Weasley
Special powers None known
First appearance Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

In the Harry Potter series, Ron Weasley's owl is Pigwidgeon, or Pig. The name is taken from a real if esoteric word meaning small, or petty, which is an apt description of this overeager, overconfident, hyperactive owl, especially compared to the more stately delivery owls. Pigwidgeon was a gift from Sirius Black to Ron, to replace his rat, Scabbers. Pigwidgeon was named by Ron's sister, Ginny. Cover of the original novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. ... Male symbol Male is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, which produces sperm. ... Species many, see species list The scops owls, known as screech owls in the Americas are small owls in the genus Otus of the typical owl family Strigidae. ... Ronald Ron Bilius Weasley (born March 1, 1980) is a fictional character in J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter series of childrens books. ... Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third book in the Harry Potter series of childrens books by J. K. Rowling. ... Cover of the original novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. ... Ronald Ron Bilius Weasley (born March 1, 1980) is a fictional character in J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter series of childrens books. ... Families Strigidae Tytonidae An owl is any of some 200+ species of solitary nocturnal birds of prey in the order Strigiformes. ... Sirius Black (c. ... Species 50 species; see text *Several subfamilies of Muroids include animals called rats. ... In the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling, Scabbers is the pet rat owned first by Percy Weasley, then by Ron Weasley. ... Ginevra Ginny Molly Weasley (born August 11 1981)[1][2] is a fictional character in the Harry Potter series. ...


There have been various theories as to what kind of owl Pigwidgeon is (see below for example), but J.K. Rowling has recently confirmed (on her website) that he is a Scops Owl, a tiny breed of owl with earlike feathers that she had previously mentioned in an earlier book. Species many, see species list The scops owls, known as screech owls in the Americas are small owls in the genus Otus of the typical owl family Strigidae. ...


A pigwidgin is a term for a small fairy, and later, anything that was small.


See also

In the Harry Potter series of books by J. K. Rowling, many wizards and witches own pets (or familiars), usually an owl, which are used as the mail system in the wizarding world and are consequently very useful pets. ...

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Pigwidgeon is also the name of a mischievous fairy in the poems of Michael Drayton. The word theory has a number distinct meanings depending on the context. ... by Sophie Anderson A fairy, faerie,fairie or faery, is a creature from stories and mythology. ... Michael Drayton (1563- December 23, 1631) was an English poet who came to prominence in the Elizabethan era. ...


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