"So? ThunderClan never did me any harm. I'm not moving a pawstep from here, young fellow, until I've had something to eat."
— Rushtail to Crowfeather in Starlight, page 111

Rushtail is a light creamy[2]-brown tom.[1]


In The New Prophecy arc


Rushtail is a WindClan elder. He is resting near ThunderClan when the Clans prepare to go to their new camps. Crowfeather angrily tells him he'll get mixed up with the ThunderClan cats, to which the elder replies that ThunderClan had never done him any harm. Leafpaw offers to help Crowfeather with Rushtail, she wonders if he is just being stubborn or if he is actually too weak to move, but Crowfeather angrily replies that he doesn't need her help with the elder. Crowfeather then offers to get Rushtail some prey, as he refuses to move without eating something.



The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.

  • In Secrets of the Clans, a 2007 field guide, Rushtail is mentioned when Crowfeather is giving a tour of the WindClan camp. Crowfeather goes into the elders' den and orders the reader not to take a look inside as Rushtail will probably claw the reader's nose off.[3]



"Look Rushtail, WindClan is gathering further down the hill. If you stay here you'll get mixed up with ThunderClan."
—Crowfeather to Rushtail Starlight, page 111

"Leafpaw offered, wondering if Rushtail was being stubborn, or if he really felt too weak to move. She might be able to find him some herbs that would help restore his strength, like the traveling herbs they used to eat before journeying to the Moonstone."
—Leafpaw's thoughts on Rushtail Starlight, page 111

Crowfeather: "Rushtail, if I fetch you some fresh-kill, will you move then?"
Rushtail: "I might. As long as it's good and plump."
—Crowfeather and Rushtail Starlight, page 112

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Starlight, allegiances
  2. Revealed in Starlight, page 111
  3. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans
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