With coats of black fur and long snouts, Nifflers might be mistaken for the domestic mole if it were not for their penchant for treasure. Nifflers have an insatiable attraction to shiny things and will go to any length to pocket sparkly objects for themselves. As a result, the creatures can be destructive and it is not recommended to keep Nifflers domestically despite their sweet natures. Regardless of this, Newt Scamander, kept a number of Nifflers in his magical case, befriending one particularly mischievous fellow called Teddy. In turn, after discovering their talent for treasure-hunting, Ron Weasley said that he wished he had a Niffler.