The movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them initially introduced us all to the world of Nifflers. For those that missed the movie and also those that love these cute, furry creatures here is the low down on everything you need to know.
What is a Niffler?
A Niffler is a small, normally black and furry creature found in Britain. On occasion you will find them in different colours, the majority are black but more colour variations are now being discovered. They have a long snout not dissimilar to that of a platypus. On their underside hidden away they have a pouch that although may look small can hold shockingly larger quantities rather like Mary Poppins’ handbag. Here they will store all the treasures that they have amassed.
Like rabbits they live underground in burrows and can produce between 6 to 8 young in a litter. By nature they can be gentle and affectionate. Their obsession with all things shiny will result in them turning your home upside down to collect anything that glistens. The second they see something shiny they go into a frenzy until they get what they are after. Although they are commonly known to have a docile nature like any animal if provoked they may attack.
(mother with baby in her pouch)
These cute little creatures are herbivores meaning their diet consists of plants. Most often they will eat weeds and shrubs rather than flowering plants so are not commonly seen as a garden pest.
Nifflers As Pets
Nifflers make wonderful pets provided you can keep the shiny objects away. They are super friendly and adore being cuddled. They’re very much like a house cat and will often appear suddenly on your lap ready to be stroked and cuddled. They make effective house guards too, thieves beware. They lovely to snuggle together in a large blanket overnight and are happiest best when they have other Nifflers with them, like us they’re sociable creatures.
Nifflers on Tv
Nifflers were mentioned in Harry Potter but soon shot to stardom in the first Fantastic Beasts movie. I hear that they are also in the second film Crimes of Grindelwald which I really can’t wait to see. Roll on Christmas holidays I’m ready to watch the movie.
It’s best to go to a registered Niffler handler to buy these cute fluffy creatures. Hagrid often has a good supply but failing that they can also be purchased from Waterstones. They can be bought at different stages of their lifecycles when they reach certain sizes.
Small Babies £11.99
Larger Babies £???? Not so easy to track down but here should be some soon.
Adult: size £22.99
For more information and for some great giveaways pop over to @KapToys on twitter.
Who wants a Niffler???
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