Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Canary Cream

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic
Canary Cream
Type Magical device
Features Turns the victim into a canary
First Appearance Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Overview[edit]

Canary Creams, a Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes product, are trick pastries that turns the person eating them briefly into a canary.

Extended Description[edit]

Beginner warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.

Canary Creams outwardly look like custard creams, but have a spell on them that causes the consumer to change into a large canary. The spell lasts only a few seconds, after which time the canary moults, and the victim returns to his normal shape. The first victim is Neville Longbottom, but he is by no means the last; these bewitched treats, sold by Fred and George at seven Sickles apiece, are used extensively in the month between the Triwizard Tournament's First Task and Christmas.

Analysis[edit]

Canary Creams seem to play no important part in the story, except perhaps as a prelude to the Skiving Snackbox line that Fred and George will be perfecting in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. On their own, they are an indication of the type and extent of the twins' magical abilities, and more specifically of the nature of the tricks that they are likely to play.

Questions[edit]

Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

Greater Picture[edit]

Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.