A cat is a small, furry domesticated mammal of the feline family which is used in both the wizarding and Muggle worlds as a pet.



Cats in cages in the Magical Menagerie

Cats are sometimes kept as pets of witches and wizards. Students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are allowed to bring cats, among owls and toads, as a permitted pet at the school.[1]

Cats are also able to interbreed with Kneazles, and generally have up to eight kittens in every litter. Some wizards and witches make a living by breeding Kneazles or part-Kneazles. Arabella Figg, a Squib, made her living in this manner.[2]

It is a possible corporeal form of the Patronus Charm.[3][4] Minerva McGonagall's Patronus is a cat. There are also Animagi wizards and witches, some of whom can assume the form of a cat They could see or detect Dementors, as Mr Tibbles was able to inform his owner Arabella Figg of the Dementors present in Little Whinging on the 2 August, 1995.[5]

In addition to having a cat Patronus, Dolores Umbridge seemed to have a fondness for kittens (baby or young cats). She owned a set of ornamental plates featuring kittens as well as pink notes with pictures of kittens in the corners, and attached one with the note "To be punished" to a wanted poster of Harry Potter labelling him as "Undesirable Number One".[6] However, she found the real ones to be of a hassle to take care of, so she only focused on cat-themed decorations.[7]

Types of cats

White cats Hogwarts Mystery

A White Cat

Coat types


Known cats

Pure-breed cats

Half-cat half-kneazle

Unspecified genetics

Known cat Patronuses

Known Animagus cats

Behind the scenes


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