Alright then…I’ve made my Niffler decision!
After all the research of the existing animals that are similar to Nifflers and everything that JK Rowling has created in her mind to be a Niffler; I’ve decided: No. Yes, so cute and enduring, but the prospect of a destroyed house and lots of shiny clutter, I have to say that I wouldn’t enjoy that. My sweet fluffy dogs fill the affectionate role as well as the destroying house role. Claw marks, chewed up couches and blankets, fur accumulated in lots of nooks and crannies….they are enough for me.
Echidna Puggles look super adorable and I would not turn away a quick cuddle! Neither would I be able to restrain myself from a quick Platypus hug, even though the boys are venomous.
My mermaid friend, Heather, said it would be a no brainer for her: yes, a thousand times yes! But it’s common knowledge mermaids love collecting treasure, especially shiny things. Example, Ariel. D’uh! 🧜🏻♀️🧜🏻♀️🧜🏻♀️
So I can relax and enjoy the movies, watching all the Nifflers go by, without wanting to have one as a pet. 🙌😅
Photo credit: All of the movie stills from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Puggles – ZooBorns; Platypus – stoppress.co.nz; and Threeleaves.deviantart.com (I ❤️ this artwork🙌, I should get some…)