"Professor McGonagall watched them turn a mouse into a snuffbox - points were given for how pretty the snuffbox was, but taken away if it had whiskers."
—The Transfiguration final exam[src]

Mice to Snuffboxes[4][2] (incantation unknown) was a transforming spell that transfigured mice into snuffboxes.[1] When performed incorrectly, the snuffbox might grow whiskers.[1] This spell was taught in first[1] and third year[2] Transfiguration classes at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

History

A mouse having been turned into a snuffbox with this spell

During the 1986–1987 school year at Hogwarts, Professor Minerva McGonagall taught third years how to perform this spell in Transfiguration class.[2]

During the 1991–1992 school year, this spell was taught first years in Transfiguration class, and the practical end of year exam concerned the correct casting of this spell.[1]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 16 (Through the Trapdoor)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Chapter 9 (The Vault of Fear) - Transfiguration Lesson "Mice to Snuffbox"
  3. Pottermore
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter Trading Card Game


Transfiguration (class)
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Branches of Transfiguration Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration
Notable practitioners Circe · Emeric Switch · Falco Aesalon · Mirabella Plunkett · Thaddeus Thurkell
Professors Albus Dumbledore · Minerva McGonagall
Textbooks A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration · Intermediate Transfiguration · A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration
Transfiguration spells studied at Hogwarts
Colour Change Charm (Colovaria) · Change of hair colour and style (Crinus Muto) · Hardening Charm (Duro) · Mending Charm (Reparo) · Partial Vanishment · Reparifarge · Softening Charm (Spongify) · Switching Spell · Vanishing Spell (Evanesco)
Conjuring Spells Bird-Conjuring Charm (Avis) · Inanimatus Conjurus Spell · Orchideous · Snake Summons Spell (Serpentsortia)
Transforming Spells Animal to Water Goblet (Vera Verto) · Armadillo to Pillow · Bowling Ball to Balloon · Beetle to Button · Cat to Cauldron (Felifors) · Cauldron Cakes to Cabbages · Chair to Cat · Cross-Species Switches · Desk Into Pig · Fairy Cakes to Fairies · Ferret to Feather Duster · Goldfinch to Golden Snitch · Flobberworm to Fritter · Gnomes to Lawn Gnomes · Guinea Fowl to Guinea Pig · Gobstone to Skunk · Hedgehog to Pin Cushion · Lovebird to Love Note · Match to Needle · Meddling Man to Monkey · Mice to Snuffboxes · Owl to Opera Glasses (Strigiforma) · Pawn to Queen · Porcupine to Pin Cushion (Hystrifors) · Puffskein to Paperweight · Small Child to Rat · Small Object to Dragon (Draconifors) · Snail to Teapot · Target to Bird (Avifors) · Target to Matchbox (Flintifors) · Target to Rabbit (Lapifors) · Teacup into Gerbil · Teacup to Rat · Teapot to Tortoise · Thimble to Thestral · Toad to Toadstool · White Rabbits to Slippers
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