Scabbers was the pet of Ron Weasley in the first three instalments of the series. He originally belonged to Ron's brother, Percy, but when Percy was given an owl as a reward for becoming a prefect, Scabbers was handed down to Ron.

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Scabbers was Ron's pet until Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, in which it is revealed that Scabbers was in fact Peter Pettigrew in disguise. Pettigrew had learned to become an Animagus along with James Potter and Sirius Black when at school, so that they could stay with Remus Lupin, a werewolf, when he transformed. After the downfall of Lord Voldemort, Pettigrew disguised himself as Scabbers after he had framed Sirius for the murder of twelve muggles. He found the Weasley family and remained in their care for twelve years, which is much longer than the lifespan of a real common-garden rat.

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