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]

Biography

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]

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references


Diagon Alley
Shops

2nd Hand Brooms · Amanuensis Quills · Beard Trimming · Brigg's Brooms · Broomstix · Broom Brakes Service · Broom Shop · Bufo's · Cauldron Workshop · Cranville Quincey's Magical Junkshop · Eeylops Owl Emporium · Fine Enchanting Caldrons · Floo-Pow · Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour · Flourish and Blotts · Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke Shop · Herbert's Sherbets · J. Pippin's Potions · Janus Galloglass · Jimmy Kiddell's Wonderful Wands · The Junk Shop · Leaky Cauldron · Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions · Madam Primpernelle's Beautifying Potions · Magical Menagerie · Mr. Mulpepper's Apothecary · Mulligrubs Materia Medica · Noltie's Botanical Novelties · Obscurus Books · Ollivanders · Praedico Predico · Pettichaps · Potage's Cauldron Shop · Quality Quidditch Supplies · Rosa Lee Teabag · S. Starling · Scribbulus Writing Implements · Second-Hand Bookshop · Second-Hand Robes · Slug & Jiggers Apothecary · Sugarplum's Sweets Shop · Surgical dental operator · Tangle & Noils Wigmakers & Perruquiers · Twilfitt and Tattings · Twinkle's Telescopes · Wand Showroom · Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes · Whizz Hard Books · Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment

Other services

Brews and Stews · Daily Prophet's main office · Diagon Alley stalls · GalloLoans · Gringotts Wizarding Bank · The Ministry Press · Peter Boat · TerrorTours

Locations

1 Diagon Alley · 18a Diagon Alley · 129b Diagon Alley · 275 Diagon Alley · 343 Diagon Alley South · 59 Diagon Alley · 92 Diagon Alley · 93 Diagon Alley · 94 Diagon Alley

Known residents and shop employees

Archibald Bennett · Broom Shop shopkeeper · Clutterbuck Crispe · Cranville Quincey · Crookshanks (formerly) · Daily Prophet personnel · Edwin Avarus · Florean Fortescue (deceased) · Fred Weasley (deceased) · Garrick Ollivander · George Weasley · Hedwig (formerly; deceased) · Healer · Jimmy Kiddell · J. Pippin · Madam Malkin · Madam Primpernelle · Madam Potage · Magical Menagerie saleswoman · Magical Menagerie salesman · Manager of Flourish and Blotts · Manager of Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke Shop · Mulpepper · Podric Batworthy · Ronald Weasley · Shimmy Hardoteer · Sugarplum · Unidentified female Eeylops Owl Emporium employee · Unidentified male Eeylops Owl Emporium employee · Unidentified Quality Quidditch Supplies employee · Unidentified Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment employee · Verity · Villanelle

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