• Character Fang was Hagrid’s pet and companion, an enormous black boarhound (PS8, GF13) with a booming bark (CS15). The boarhound is another name for the Great Dane. Boarhounds have a reputation for being gentle, even with small children, even though they earned their name… Read More
• Character Fawkes was the pet phoenix of Albus Dumbledore, who used what appears to be one of Fawkes’ scarlet body-feathers as a quill (OP38). The wands of  Harry and Voldemort each contain a feather from Fawkes’ tail (GF36). When Fawkes is asked to keep watch and give warning, or… Read More
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Fawkes, Professor Dumbledore’s phoenix, has played a prominent role in the first four Harry Potter books. With the fifth book reportedly titled Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, it is worthwhile to speculate about Fawkes’ past. There is strong support in J. K. Rowling’s canon for the theory that… Read More
• Creature A ferret is a weasel-like animal typically kept as a pet. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:28 — 1.8MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read More
• Character Fluffy was very dangerous, very large three-headed dog owned for a short time by Rubeus Hagrid. About a year before Harry’s first year at Hogwarts, Hagrid purchased Fluffy from a Greek man in one of the local pubs (probably the Hog’s Head). (PS11)… Read More
• Creature Frogs are amphibians found in both wizarding and Muggle areas. Ron has a big one in a tank in his bedroom at the Burrow (was filled with frog spawn before) (GF5). They also live in the Weasleys’ garden pond (CS3). Frogs are used in potion-making (CS8). Read More
• Character Colonel Fubster was a Muggle neighbor of Aunt Marge Dursley. Fubster cared for Marge’s other dogs besides Ripper when she visited Vernon and Petunia on Privet Drive (PA2). Marge had a secret love for him but it remained unrequited due to her “truly horrible personality.” Her longing for Col. Fubster was… Read More
• Creature Furballs are small furry humming creatures the same color as custard. These creatures were available for sale in the Magical Menagerie in Diagon Alley (PA4). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration:… Read More