Squabbs Syndrome is a disease that affects dragons.


The symptoms include not being able to produce fire, only dribbles of white, and frequent sneezing. The treatment includes keeping the dragon warm and feeding plenty of chilli, pepper and a crate of rum four times a day.[1]


Possibly derived from Swedish dialect "sqvabb" (flabby skin), "sqvabba" (fat woman); or from, German "Quabbe" (soft mass); or else again, from Norwegian "kvabb" (mud).

Behind the scenes

  • The existence of the Squabbs Syn. is only shown on a page of notes concerning the book Dragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit that is available on J.K. Rowling's Official Site. The scan of the page is available here.


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