"Honeypaw loves playing games with them so much, they probably think she's more fun than I am."
Leafstar about her kits playing with Honeypaw in Beyond the Code, page 35

Honeytail is a pale ginger she-cat with long fur[6] and green eyes.[7]

Honeytail served as a SkyClan nursery queen under Leafstar’s leadership in the gorge, though she never mothered any kits herself. She was born to Patchfoot and Clovertail along with Sandynose and Birdwing, and became an apprentice known as Honeypaw. She earned the name Honeytail, deciding to become a permanent resident in the nursery, helping she-cats give birth and raise kits. When the raccoons lured by Darktail attacked SkyClan, Honeytail was killed, and all of SkyClan mourned for the gentle queen.


In the Super Editions

Hawkwing's Journey

"Hawkwing felt a sudden chill, cold creeping over him right down to his pads. Honeytail, the gentle ginger she-cat who loved caring for kits, and lived in the nursery to help with them and the nursing queens."
—Hawkwing thinking about Honeytail Hawkwing's Journey, page 94
When Leafstar calls a Clan meeting to talk about Echosong's prophecy, Honeytail appears at the entrance to the nursery with Mintfur and Birdwing; all three she-cats look down at their leader on the Rockpile.
After a group of SkyClan cats go on a quest to find ThunderClan but return without success, they talk with Leafstar about what happened. The Clan leader mentions that strange animals attacked their camp, and that Honeytail was killed in the attack. Blossomheart chokes out a cry, and Hawkwing feels a sudden chill creep over him as he thinks of the gentle she-cat who loved caring for kits and lived in the nursery to help with them and the nursing queens. He is unable to believe that after Duskpaw and Billystorm, now Honeytail has died too. Leafstar continues that they held a vigil for her while they were on their quest, and she will show them where she is buried so they can pay their last respects. The brown-and-cream tabby pauses, clearly giving them all a little time to process their grief for their fallen Clanmate, then she asks them if they found the cats they were looking for.

In the SkyClan and the Stranger arc

The Rescue

"Wow! Did your whole eye come out?"
—Honeypaw to Birdpaw The Rescue, page 17
Honeypaw is a SkyClan apprentice. She is revealed to have been one of the kits, along with Sandypaw and Birdpaw, to have been born in Clovertail’s second litter of kits with Patchfoot. Honeypaw is seen practicing jumping with Rabbitleap, Birdpaw and Sandypaw. Honeypaw is mentioned with Birdpaw when she comes back with a herb dressing on her newly scraped eye. Later on, Honeypaw, Sandypaw, Birdpaw, Plumwillow, and Nettlesplash are seen by Leafstar taking food from an elderly female Twoleg. Sandypaw then decides to give up on eating kittypet food near the end of the manga, when Leafstar reminds the apprentices to never eat the kittypet food from the Twolegs. Sandypaw is last seen smirking at Honeypaw and the rest of the apprentices.

Beyond the Code

"I'll see to the kits, Leafstar. Don't worry. We'll play a game or something."
—Honeypaw Beyond the Code, page 26
Honeypaw is with her sister Birdpaw after taking care of the elders' ticks. She complains that Lichenfur had said she was as clumsy as a turtle, and agrees with Birdpaw when she complains that Sol had never had to do the elders' ticks. When Leafstar explains that Sol isn't exactly an apprentice, she protests that Sol should have a warrior name. Leafstar assures her that he would soon.
Later, when Leafstar's kits start crying, Honeypaw offers to play a game with them while Leafstar talks to Sharpclaw about the badger attack, saying that she is happy to do it. A few days later, Leafstar asks her and Clovertail to look after them again so she can join Sol's hunting patrol. Leafstar comments that her kits probably think Honeypaw is more fun than she is, because Honeypaw enjoys playing games with them so much. Honeypaw takes part in a hunting skills training session with Sol, Waspwhisker, and Cherrytail. When Sol does the pounce wrong, she exclaims that she thought he was the best hunter in SkyClan, because he caught so much prey after the badger attack.

After the Flood

She and Birdpaw pick ticks off Tangle.

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Patchfoot:[8] Deceased, residence unknown


Clovertail:[4] Status unknown


Sandynose:[4] Deceased, verified ghost


Birdwing:[4] Status unknown


Rockshade:[9] Status unknown
Bouncefire:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Tinycloud:[9] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
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Unnamed she-cat:[10] Status unknown


Reedclaw:[11] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Curlypaw:[6] Living (As of Hawkwing's Journey)
Snipkit:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Finleap:[11] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Dewspring:[11] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Fidgetflake:[6] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)


Pebbleshine:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sunnypelt:[13] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Pigeonfoot:[13] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)


Parsleyseed:[12] Living (As of Hawkwing's Journey)
Quailfeather:[13] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)


Turtlecrawl:[14] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)


Kitescratch:[14] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)


Violetshine:[15] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Twigbranch:[15] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)


Needleclaw:[16] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)


Rootspring:[16] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)


    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown




  • She is shown as bright orange in multiple panels of SkyClan and the Stranger.[17]

Notes and references

  1. Revealed in The Rescue, page 8
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in The Rescue, page 51
  3. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 94
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Revealed in The Rescue, page 10
  5. Revealed in The Rescue, page 35
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, allegiances
  7. Revealed in SkyClan and the Stranger
  8. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, allegiances
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 279
  10. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 363
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 332
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 22
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, allegiances
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, allegiances
  15. 15.0 15.1 Revealed in Shattered Sky, chapter 15
  16. 16.0 16.1 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  17. Revealed in SkyClan and the Stranger, page 4, 90, 91
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