"If Leafpool is like water, calm, deep running, reflecting the stars, then Squirrelflight is fire. She has energy to scorch every tree in the forest, and a tongue that would leave scars in beech bark."

—Rock describing Squirrelflight in Cats of the Clans, page 20

Squirrelflight guide

Highest Rank
Previous Name(s)
Squirrelkit, Squirrelpaw

Squirrelflight is a flame-colored,[1] dark ginger she-cat[2] with brilliant,[3] forest[4]-green eyes,[2] one white paw, a torn ear tip,[5] glossy fur,[6] and a long,[7] bushy tail.[8]


She and her sister, Leafkit, are both seen at the end of Firestar's Quest. She was named Squirrelkit because of her fluffy tail and her pelt. Her pelt looks like a squirrel's pelt because it is orange. She is younger than Leafpool, as said in Cats of the Clans.


Squirrelpaw was fiesty when she was a apprentice. She usually annoyed most of her Clanmates and had made frenemies with Brambleclaw.

When Brambleclaw had a dream about the sundrown place, and sneaked out to meet the other warriors, she tracked him to the forest. And when she found out about the dream, she made Brambleclaw take her with him.

When they began their quest, she and Brambleclaw were fighting, but by the end of the journey, they started falling in love. She was not annoying when she became a warrior, but was still fiesty.


She received her warrior name when the Clans arrived at the lake. Ashfur loved her deeply, but she chose Brambleclaw instead of him and Ashfur, heartbroken, vowed to take revenge on her one day. All his plans failed so he never did. She mated with Brambleclaw, and supposedly "had" his kits: Lionkit, Hollykit and Jaykit.

Later on, it is revealed Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf are not her kits, but Leafpool and Crowfeather's. At this, Brambleclaw became angry and broke up with her. She was a good warrior, and still loved Lionblaze, Hollyleaf and Jayfeather like her own kits.

Before the Dark Forest battle, the three told her about the prophecy, and she and Brambleclaw made up. When the Dark Forest attacked, she fought bravely beside Brambleclaw. When Firestar died, Bramblestar made her deputy and forgave her.


Even though she "was" supposedly Jayfeather, Lionblaze and Hollyleaf's mother, her milk never came and her kits were given to Ferncloud to take care of. She quickly left the nursery to join the warriors, though later she gets pregnant with Bramblestar's kits and joins the nursery again. Their names are Alderkit, Sparkkit, Juniperkit and Dandelionkit. The latter two did not survive.


After the death of her father, the deceased leader's deputy, Brambleclaw, became leader named Bramblestar. He forgives Squirrelflight, and this meeting, Bramblestar names Squirrelflight the new deputy, as there was no cat he trusted more.


  • In the Erin Hunter Chat 7, Vicky revealed that she is probably unable to have kits.[9] This is confirmed in Leafpool's Wish.[10] However, at the end of Bramblestar's Storm, it is revealed that Yellowfang actually lied about her being barren, and Squirrelflight was pregnant with Bramblestar's kits.[11]
  • In Code of the Clans, it is mistakenly mentioned that her warrior vigil was in the old ThunderClan camp when she didn't have one at all.[12]
  • Squirrelflight wasn't using Ashfur to make Brambleclaw jealous.[13]
  • It was revealed by Kate that Bramblestar and Squirrelflight reconciled their relationship after the events of The Last Hope and became mates again.[14] However, this was contradicted in "Confidential Notes", saying that Bramblestar and Squirrelflight could never be mates, but she will remain his deputy.[15] However, this was proven false in Bramblestar's Storm when Squirrelflight becomes pregnant with Bramblestar's kits.[16]
  • Vicky says that Squirrelflight didn't tell Bramblestar about Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf not being theirs because she wanted Bramblestar to love the kits as if they were his own.[17]
  • In Bramblestar's Storm, she told Bramblestar that she was his apprentice and that he trained her well,[18] when in fact, she was Dustpelt's apprentice.[2]
  • Bramblestar chose Squirrelflight as his deputy to show his respect and loyalty towards her.[19]
  • Kate said she loved the name "Cheekkit" for one of Squirrelflight's kits, as a joke,[20] although the kits' names are later revealed to be Sparkkit and Alderkit instead.[21]


Mate: Bramblestar

Sons: Alderheart and Juniperkit

Daughters: Sparkpelt and Dandelionkit

Father: Firestar

Mother: Sandstorm

Sister: Leafpool

Grandfathers: Redtail and Jake

Grandmothers: Brindleface and Nutmeg

Great-Grandmothers: Swiftbreeze and Robinwing

Great-Grandfathers: Fuzzypelt and Adderfang

Great-Great-Grandmother: Flashnose

Aunt: Princess

Half-Uncles: Ashfur, two unnamed kits, Scourge and Socks

Half-Aunts: Ferncloud and Ruby

Great Uncles: Patchpelt, Ravenpaw and Dustpelt

Great Aunts: Willowpelt, Spottedleaf, Leopardfoot and Frostfur

Great Half-Uncle: Longtail

Nephews: Lionblaze and Jayfeather

Niece: Hollyleaf

Great-Nieces: Hollytuft and Sorrelstripe

Great-Nephew: Fernsong

Cousins: Cloudtail, four unnamed kits, Shrewpaw, Spiderleg, Toadstep, Rosepetal, Hollykit, Larchkit, Birchfall, Dovewing, Ivypool, Foxleap, Icecloud, Graystripe, Mistkit, Nightkit, Tigerstar, Darkstripe, Sorreltail, Sootfur, Rainwhisker, Brackenfur, Cinderpelt, Thornclaw, Brightheart, Bramblestar, Tawnypelt, Tadpole, Hawkfrost, Mothwing, Molepaw, Honeyfern, Cinderheart, Poppyfrost, Whitewing, Ambermoon, Snowbush, Dewnose, Molewhisker, Cherryfall, Tigerstar, Flametail and Dawnpelt

Distant Ancestors: Cloudstar, Birdflight, Gorseclaw and Spottedpelt

References and Citations

  1. Revealed in Starlight, page 135
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Midnight
  3. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 243
  4. Revealed in Starlight, page 82
  5. Revealed in Sunset, page 13
  6. Revealed in Dawn, page 51
  7. Revealed in The Sight, page 8
  8. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  9. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 7
  10. Revealed in Leafpool's Wish, chapter 6
  11. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page manga
  12. Revealed in Code of the Clans, pages 66-67
  13. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 2
  14. Revealed on Kate's official blog
  15. Revealed in Confidential Notes
  16. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page manga 2
  17. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  18. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, chapter 23
  19. Revealed on Kate's blog
  20. Revealed on Kate's blog
  21. Revealed on Kate's blog
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