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Nifflers, Everything You Need To Know

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

(baby Nifflers)

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.

Buying Nifflers

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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Disclaimer: We were sent Nifflers for the purposes of this post, all thoughts and pictures are our own x

This Post Has 23 Comments

  1. Aww I think these are really cute! I had never heard of a Niffler until I found this post. Thanks for the insight x

    1. Glad you liked it. they super cute!!!!

  2. So cute, I saw them in Waterstones the other day and was very tempted!

    1. They are cute, we love them.

  3. Ooooo I didn’t know you could buy these…I think Santa just got another idea as all three of ours are Harry Potter mad and loved these creatures when they watched this movie

    1. These will be perfect for them from the sound of it.

  4. Not seen these around before – where have I been!?? They look very cute and I am sure my daughter will be in love once she catches sight of one…!

    1. They’re very cute and perfect to cuddle

  5. very cute, ive never seen them before, i want one

  6. I think they look very cute. I haven’t seen Fantastic Beasts yet – but I would love to go and watch it with my son soon.

  7. Oh well aren’t these adorable?! I love their long snouts and cuddly nature 🙂

    1. They are cute little things aren’t they.

  8. Oh I love these so much! We are massive fans of Fantastic Beasts – going to get one of these for my Boo for Christmas x

  9. We watched the second film this week. It was amazing! Nifflers are so ,so cute! x

  10. I love these so much, they are so adorable! We are huge Fantastic Beasts fans so I’m going to try and get one for my daughter for Christmas – she will love it x

  11. We loved Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and can’t wait to see the second one.
    My boys would love a Niffler! 🙂

    1. The movies are really good. I love that they have brought out these toys they make great cuddling companions for children.

  12. Oh I am sure my kids would love these too, they love their soft toys

  13. I do love the Nifflers and would make such a great Christmas present, I loved Fantastic Beasts and ready to watch the new one.

  14. never heard of them before, might just have to get one or two of them

    1. They’re super cute little teddies 🙂

  15. They look very cute and sound funny I’m sure they would appeal to my children

    1. They are cute little toys x

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