There are dog behaviorist shows and cat behaviorist shows, but no bunny behaviorist shows. Maybe if all else fails in my life, I’ll become a bunny behaviorist and start my own show on Animal Planet with a catchy name like “Ruthless Rabbits,” or “Batty Bunnies,” or “Loony Lagomorphs” or something like that. It will be a smash hit.
Hey I was wondering if there were any fics where Harry or Draco gets a snake and Harry can talk to it. Thank you so much!!
I actually had so much fun making this rec list! I forgot how much I loved stories where Harry spoke to snakes <33
A Sound Like Serpents Singing- by Lomonaaeren (12k) When Draco Malfoy wants a magical snake for his son, he turns to the best in the magical world—serpent-breeder Harry Potter. Harry, who thought that all his past grudges had been settled, is startled by the way he responds to Malfoy. For many reasons. (Lomonaaeren has been able to create a rich and detailed world full of numerous, intricate details about snakes and snake breeding. It was such a fun read, a real pleasure to the eyes)
Hyperion by Lomonaaeren (6k) Scenes in the life as Harry gets to know Draco and Scorpius and breeds a snake capable of seeing the future in the stars. (This is the sequel to A Sound Like Serpents Singing. I loved reading this because it brought you right back into the world that Lomonaaeren created for A Sound Like Serpents Singing. Marvellous!)
Serpentes -by xErised (29k) It’s a shame that Draco Malfoy looks so good stripping in a club with stolen snakes, because Auror Harry’s got a job to do. (With the help of a viper named Bacon, Harry is investigating Malfoy’s gay dance bar that doubles as headquarters for an illegal snake trafficking ring. This story is amazingly hot, with so much sexual tension going on between our boys! There was heapsss of sexy scenes and you’ll honestly fall in love with Bacon as he’s the king of sass)
Turn - by Saras_Girl (306k) One good turn always deserves another. Apparently. (Harry has a snake called Frank. I cried so many times during this fic - reading it was a roller-coaster of a ride, spanning from 4th year to post-war! Draco and Harry (eventually) get together, but the looming war causes Draco to wipe every single memory of their relationship from Harry’s mind. I don’t want to spoil too much, but the story is very dramatic with heaps of angst thrown in)
Draco’s Secret Box - by seri-kun (vanijane) (2k) Harry is bored while waiting for Draco to finish his bath and so, his pet snake has decided to help him pass the time– “Whatever is inside this box often leaves Draco with a loss of time. Surely this would benefit you right now.” Harry was certain that wanking off while Draco was humming in the showers wasn’t proper and if Draco would catch him, Harry was sure Draco would never let him live it down. (Harry’s a Slytherin and he has a pet snake that shows him all the letters Draco ever wrote to him, but never sent. Very cute and adorable!)
The Sounds of Sibilance - by create_serenity (Sivany) (5k) Draco really wished he’d never suggested buying that bloody snake! (Draco and Harry are auror partners. Draco has the grand idea of letting Harry buy a snake to help them out on their missions. Unfortunately for Draco, he has a massive kink for Parseltongue ;) This fic was undeniably hot!)
Slithering - by astolat (27k) Draco found the nest down in the Manor’s cellars, while he was clearing them out. (In which Draco finds Nagini’s nest and raises one of her hatchlings + some Drarry drama and angst)
A Brother to Basilisks - by Lomonaaeren (419k) AU of PoA. Harry wakes in the night to a voice calling him from somewhere in the castle—and when he follows it, everything changes. Updated every Friday. (Harry has a basilisk familiar named Dash - who, by the way, is the most adorable and loyal companion anyone could ever wish for. Once again, Lomonaaeren has created a stunning and utterly captivating universe. I really don’t want to spoil anything more because I love this story so much, and I hope you guys do as well! Warnings: Incomplete, but author updates fic every Friday.)
Coffee, Cakes and Doorknob Snakes- by Omi_Ohmy (40k) Harry’s house is trying to kill him, and only one person can help him: pity it’s Draco Malfoy. (Okay so Harry’s house, which is Grimmauld Place, is trying to kill him. In comes Draco Malfoy, the best curse-breaker there is, who tries and figures out what’s wrong with Harry’s house. Harry actually speaks a fair amount of Parseltongue in this story to the doorknobs (which have been designed as snakes and come alive when talked to). Let’s not forget how turned on Draco gets whenever Harry speaks parseltongue as well!)
Leo Inter Serpentes Series - by Aeternum Just one conversation between two eleven year old boys goes slightly differently, and the world changes. Just how much will be different with Harry being sorted into Slytherin, and how much will stay the same? (Harry converses with a garden snake every summer, there’s a painting of a snake - called Ollie - who he talks to quite a lot from 2nd year onwards (during this year Harry also tries to teach Draco Parseltongue!), and then Severus gives Harry his very own snake companion in the 5th book (which he named Ladon). Leo Inter Serpentes is a retelling of the whole HP series, but with a Slytherin!Harry. The storyline for each year is quite unique and it’s honestly one of my favourite series/fics out there! Warning: Year 6 is incomplete but author still updates and Year 7 has already been planned out)
Cunning and Ambition Series - by MinaAndChao One small gesture and one simple sentence change lives, and through it, history. (Draco gives Harry a snake for his 13th birthday in the 3rd of the series. Cunning and Ambition has so many heartwarming and heartbreaking moments - I just fell in love with it from the start! Warning: Series goes from years 1-5, but unfortunately year 6 has been abandoned :()
Hissy Fit - by dysonrules (28k) Harry is an under-utilized Auror and Draco is an auditor for Gringotts. He lives to torment the Ministry and, of course, Harry Potter. He is also a Registered Animagus. (Hilarious and fun! It’s where Draco helps Harry on one of his auror missions by transforming into his animagus form - a snake. The banter between Harry and Draco is amazing and you’ll probably suffer from a cuteness overload while reading this story)