"He pictured the warrior who had fallen at his feet in the thick of the battle. The image wasn't as clear as it had been before, but he remembered brown tabby fur, terrified amber eyes, long pale whiskers... Was it Squirrelwhisker's patrol being attacked by kittypets?"
Goosepaw recalling a vision in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 5

Squirrelwhisker is a dark[7] brown tabby she-cat with amber eyes[3] and long, pale whiskers.[8]

Squirrelwhisker was a warrior of ThunderClan who served under Oakstar, Doestar, and Pinestar’s leaderships in the old forest. She had a kit, Windflight, with a WindClan tom named Eaglestorm. She later mentored Littlestep. During Pinestar’s leadership, Squirrelwhisker retired and became an elder. She later died and went to StarClan.


In the Novellas

Pinestar's Choice

"I was a warrior only a few sunrises ago. Let me enjoy the chance to lie in the sun, knowing some other cat with catch my food!"
―Squirrelwhisker to Pinestar shortly after she retires Pinestar's Choice, page chapter 4
Squirrelwhisker is a warrior of ThunderClan, and the mentor of Littlepaw.
Squirrelwhisker and Nettlebreeze supervise Littlepaw, Flashpaw, and Daisypaw at a battle training session. Afterward, the apprentices rush back into camp with the two warriors closely following. Flashpaw brags about beating Daisypaw in the training bout, saying she and Littlepaw nearly squashed the gray-and-white she-cat. Squirrelwhisker, however, comments that this isn't necessarily a move Flashpaw should take into battle. The dark brown tabby then reports to Doefeather about Daisypaw, as the deputy hadn't been there to see her own apprentice's training. Squirrelwhisker states that Daisypaw had been very brave and fought well, even though Littlepaw and Flashpaw had joined up against her. Doefeather is pleased to hear this, and thanks Squirrelwhisker for taking her apprentice out. Mistpelt asks if she and her apprentice Pinepaw could join in the battle training session tomorrow, and Squirrelwhisker nods, responding that she would be honored to have them.
A moon later, Squirrelwhisker goes out on a hunting patrol with Doefeather, Mistpelt, Littlepaw, Daisypaw, and Pinepaw, but they discover ShadowClan warriors trespassing on their territory. Squirrelwhisker is furious about the ShadowClan cats intruding, growling that they must have come through the tunnel under the Thunderpath. The ThunderClan patrol ambushes the enemy warriors, and during the fight, Poolcloud tries to snap at Daisypaw's ears but instead gets clouted by Squirrelwhisker.
Five moons after that, Oakstar decides to attack kittypets on the edge of their territory. Doefeather leads the battle patrol, choosing Squirrelwhisker and her apprentice Littlepaw to be on it, along with a number of other cats. The patrol splits up when they reach Twolegplace, and Squirrelwhisker is sent off with Mistpelt and Pinepaw.
Many seasons later, just after Pinestar becomes leader, Squirrelwhisker retires and becomes an elder. She rests in the sunlight outside the elders' den, and when she sees Pinestar leaving camp, she teases the reddish-brown tom that he doesn't have to go out on patrol anymore since he's Clan leader. She adds that the border patrol had just returned, asking if he thought they had missed something. Pinestar replies that he just wants to stretch his legs, and invites the elder to come with him. Squirrelwhisker declines his offer, stating that she was just a warrior not long ago, so she wants the chance to just lie in the sun knowing that some other cat would catch her food.

Goosefeather's Curse

"[Goosepaw] glimpsed Squirrelwhisker through the crowd, raising her head just enough to nod gratefully to him."
―Squirrelwhisker after Goosepaw reported the vision that sends the patrol to save her Goosefeather's Curse, page chapter 5
When Goosekit says that it was a dark brown tom who told him that Swiftpaw was at Sunningrocks, Rooktail asks him if the cat was Squirrelwhisker, to which Goosekit snaps that he can tell the difference between a tom and a she-cat. Pineheart replies that Squirrelwhisker is the only dark brown warrior in ThunderClan. When Goosekit describes the cat, he says that his fur is darker than Squirrelwhisker's. After Stormtail's warrior ceremony, Stormtail is mentioned to have been bragging to Squirrelwhisker and Windflight about the size of a pigeon he had caught.
Pineheart calls out to see if any of his Clanmates had seen Squirrelwhisker's patrol return yet, and Larksong says they are still out. Pineheart points out they went out before her patrol and wonders why they are taking so long to return. Goosepaw recalls a vision he had of kittypets attacking a ThunderClan patrol and remembers the cat that fell at his paws and the brown tabby fur and amber eyes. He realizes that the long, pale-whiskered warrior he saw was Squirrelwhisker, and thinks her patrol is being attacked by kittypets. He explains this to his mentor Cloudberry and says he thinks Squirrelwhisker was one of them. The medicine cat persuades Doestar to send a patrol to find Squirrelwhisker's patrol. Pineheart is made leader of the said patrol, and Doestar orders that patrol to track Squirrelwhisker's path. She persuades her deputy that there will be nothing lost if they go to check if Squirrelwhisker and her patrol are okay. While they are gone, Cloudberry reassures Rabbitpaw that Pineheart is only checking on Squirrelwhisker's patrol. Goosepaw wonders if they'll make it in time to save Squirrelwhisker, and wishes that he could have gone too.
Pineheart's patrol returns to camp with Squirrelwhisker's patrol. The she-cat is huddled on the ground, bleeding from her wounds. Cloudberry rushes forward to crouch beside the she-cat and treats her. The rest of Squirrelwhisker's patrol is injured and shocked, but okay. Doestar announces that Goosepaw was the reason that the patrol was rescued, and they owe their rescue to him. Squirrelwhisker raises her head enough to nod gratefully to the apprentice.
Goosefeather has a vision of a leaf-bare that is to come, seeing Squirrelwhisker and Rooktail scraping over what is left of the fresh-kill pile: some bones and scraps of fur. Rooktail says there's no prey in the snow, and Squirrelwhisker wails that they are all going to die, grinding her paws on what's left of the fresh-kill pile.

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Eaglestorm:[4] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Windflight:[4] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Rosetail:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sweetpaw:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dappletail:[4] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Thrushpelt:[4] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tawnyspots:[4] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thistleclaw:[9] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member


Whitestorm:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Featherkit:[11][12] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Cricketkit:[11][12] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great granddaughters:

Ferncloud:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sorreltail:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great grandsons:

Ashfur:[13] Deceased, verified ghost
Elderkit:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tulipkit:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rainwhisker:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great grandsons:

Spiderleg:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Shrewpaw:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Birchfall:[16] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Foxleap:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Molepaw:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great granddaughters:

Hollykit:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Larchkit:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Icecloud:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Honeyfern:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Cinderheart:[18] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Poppyfrost:[18] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Lilyheart:[19] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Seedpaw:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-great grandsons:

Toadstep:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Molewhisker:[21] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Fernsong:[22] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)
Larksong:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snaptooth:[24] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)

Great-great-great-great granddaughters:

Rosepetal:[20] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member
Dovewing:[25] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Ivypool:[25] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Cherryfall:[21] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Hollytuft:[22] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)
Sorrelstripe:[22] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)
Leafshade:[23] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Honeyfur:[23] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Spotfur:[24] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)
Flywhisker:[24] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)

Great-great-great-great-great grandsons:

Shadowsight:[26] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Flipclaw:[27] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Baypaw:[28] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Flamepaw:[28] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Flickerkit:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-great-great granddaughters:

Lightleap:[26] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Pouncestep:[26] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Bristlefrost:[27] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Thriftear:[27] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Myrtlepaw:[28] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Finchpaw:[28] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Squirrelwhisker ♀Eaglestorm ♂
Windflight ♂
Tawnyspots ♂Dappletail ♀Thrushpelt ♂Rosetail ♀Thistleclaw ♂Sweetpaw ♀
CricketkitFeatherkit ♂Unidentified kitsWhitestorm ♂
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    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown




  • Vicky mistakenly called her Squirrelflight.[30]


Pineheart: "Is Squirrelwhisker's patrol back yet?"
Larksong: "No, they're still out."
Pineheart: "But they went out before your patrol. What’s taking them so long?"
—Pineheart and Larksong about Squirrelwhisker and her patrol Goosefeather's Curse, page chapter 5

Daisytoe: "You said you would go out hunting."
Rooktail: "I did. But there's no prey in the snow."
Squirrelwhisker: "We're all going to die!"
—Daisytoe, Rooktail, and Squirrelwhisker during a vision Goosefeather's Curse, page chapter 8

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed on Vicky’s Facebook Page
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook Page
  5. Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 5
  6. Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, allegiances
  7. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  8. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 5
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  10. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 327
  11. 11.0 11.1 Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 81
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 247
  15. 15.0 15.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 18
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Revealed in Midnight, page 84
  17. 17.0 17.1 Revealed in The Sight, page 5
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  19. 19.0 19.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  20. 20.0 20.1 Revealed in Outcast, allegiances
  21. 21.0 21.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  25. 25.0 25.1 Revealed in Sunrise, page 317
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 187
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  29. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 253
  30. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
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