"Careful how you store these or you might have an infestation on your hands!"

The eggs of a Doxy were black in colour,[1] and were used as an ingredient in Potion-making, such as in the Girding Potion.[3][4]


A black bottle of Doxy eggs

Being that the Doxy is a fairy-like beast, Bowtruckles apparently were drawn to their eggs as readily as fairy eggs.[5] They caused illness when eaten by humans, as they were poisonous.[2]


After the first task of the All-Wizard Tournament, the participating students were given golden coins as a clue for the second task. These coins were in fact transfigured Doxy eggs.[6]

Cormac McLaggen once ate a pound of doxy eggs on a bet, which caused him to miss the tryouts for the Gryffindor Quidditch team during his sixth year.[2]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pottermore
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 11 (Hermione's Helping Hand)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 28 (The Missing Mirror) - Aberforth Dumbledore once stated that if the Trio tried to head back out into Hogsmeade while the Caterwauling Charm was still active, then the Death Eaters would be on them " like bowtruckles on doxy eggs".
  6. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Side Quest "All-Wizard-Tournament"
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