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Ron Weasley: "It’s my rat. He’s been a bit off-colour ever since I brought him back from Egypt."
Saleswoman: "Bang him on the counter. Hm. How old is this rat?"
Ron Weasley: "Dunno. Quite old. He used to belong to my brother."
Saleswoman: "What powers does he have?"
Ron Weasley: "Er –"
Saleswoman: "He’s been through the mill, this one."
Ron Weasley: "He was like that when Percy gave him to me."
Saleswoman: "An ordinary, common or garden rat like this can’t be expected to live longer than three years or so. Now, if you were looking for something a bit more hard-wearing, you might like one of these ..."
Ron Weasley: "Show-offs."
Saleswoman: "Well, if you don’t want a replacement, you can try this Rat Tonic."
Ron Weasley: "OK. How much – OUCH!"
Saleswoman: "NO, Crookshanks, NO!"
Ron Weasley seeking treatment for Scabbers at the Magical Menagerie[src]

This saleswoman was a British witch and the proprietor of Magical Menagerie, which is one of two major pet shops in Diagon Alley.[1]


In 1991, she was willing to give Harry Potter some warts from a Giant Purple Toad if he could catch it.[2] In 1992, she was absent, possibly on vacation, and a man had to do her job.[3] She advised a customer on how to take care of a double-ended newt, sold Ron Weasley a bottle of rat tonic for Scabbers during the summer of 1993, and sold Crookshanks to Hermione Granger at that time as well.[1]

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Notes and references

Diagon Alley North Side

Apothecary · Bats! Bats! Bats! · Belcher's Bottled Beers · Bernie Balls Fireworks · Blinkhorn's workshop · Boogermongers · Brigg's Brooms · Bufo's · Caput Mortuum · Creepy Scrawlers Stationers · Crispa Culpepper's Drugs & Preparations · Eeylops Owl Emporium · Flail & Hyde Furriers · Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour · Flourish and Blotts · Gaberlunzie Garments · Grandma Gramercy's Grandiloquent Gramophones · Gringotts Wizarding Bank · The Harpy's Bazaar · Herbert's Sherbets · Janus Galloglass · Krakens · Leaky Cauldron (1 Diagon Alley) · Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions · The Magic Lantern · Magical Menagerie · Mandrake Mufflers · Marcus Minucius Myomancer · Mourning & Starr Armourers · Mr Milvus Grizedale, Kitemaker · Mr Trismus, Mouth Magician · Mulligrubs Materia Medica · Nell's Bells · Nollikins for Scrolls & Skins · Noltie's Botanical Novelties · Oldknowe Books · Pettichaps · Potage's Cauldron Shop · Praedico Predico · Quality Quidditch Supplies · Shrew & Scold's Bridal Wear · S. Starling · Tangle & Noils Wigmakers & Perruquiers · The Three Sheets · Tut's Nuts · Twinkle's Telescopes · Vietch's Leeches · What Larks! Songbird Specialists · Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment

Known residents, shop owners and employees

Blinkhorn · Crookshanks (formerly) · Eeylops Owl Emporium female employee · Eeylops Owl Emporium male employee · Florean Fortescue (deceased) · Flourish and Blotts manager · Hedwig (formerly; deceased) · Madam Malkin · Madam Potage · Magical Menagerie salesman · Magical Menagerie saleswoman · Marcus Minucius · Tut · Twinkle · Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment employee