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Hagrid buys Harry his owl, Hedwig

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"Tell yeh what, I'll get yer animal. Not a toad, toads went outta fashion years ago, yeh'd be laughed at - an' I don' like cats, they make me sneeze. I'll get yer an owl. All the kids want owls, they're dead useful, carry yer mail an' everythin'."
-- Rubeus Hagrid (PS5)

Hagrid buys Harry his owl, Hedwig

owlcage-arWhile shopping in Diagon Alley for Harry’s school things, Hagrid purchases a snowy owl at Eeylops and presents her to Harry as his birthday gift (PS5). Harry later names her Hedwig, a name he finds in A History of Magic (PS6).

Hagrid buys Harry his owl, Hedwig
Date July 31, 1991
Certainty Stated in canon
Location in Canon PS5
Type of Event Wizarding world


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