"S'all right."
— Snowkit responding to both Cinderpelt and Fireheart's treatment in A Dangerous Path, page 81

Snowkit is a small and sturdy[2] white tom with light blue eyes. He is also deaf.[5]


In The Prophecies Begin arc

Rising Storm

Snowkit is not mentioned by name, but is referred to as Speckletail’s kit. He is also her last kit. He is with the Clan when they flee from the fire in the camp. Fireheart carries him, but he is handed to Whitestorm a few times.

A Dangerous Path

Snowkit is still in the nursery with Speckletail. Brackenfur mentions to Fireheart that he has noticed Snowkit behaving a little strangely, and when Fireheart is a bit suspicious, Brackenfur admits that he would like to be Snowkit's mentor when he is six moons old. Fireheart agrees, and while Brackenfur continues to observe Snowkit, he also suggests that they should have Cinderpelt check on the kit and see if there is something wrong with him, although he mentions to be wary of Speckletail, as she is fiercely protective of her kit.
Cinderpelt visits the nursery and watches Snowkit play with the other kits for a short time. Bramblekit holds Snowkit down with his claws, and Snowkit squeals, appearing to not be defending himself. Fireheart snaps at Bramblekit, and Goldenflower makes Bramblekit apologize. Tawnykit says that Snowkit is no fun at all, and never has any good games.
Cinderpelt tells Speckletail that she wants to test Snowkit. When Speckletail reluctantly allows her, Cinderpelt asks her to go a short distance away and call out his name, but Snowkit doesn't acknowledge the comment. Speckletail does so, while beckoning with her tail, and Snowkit walks over to his mother. Then Cinderpelt asks Fireheart to go behind Snowkit and call out his name without moving. When he does this, Snowkit does not respond to the calls until Speckletail nudges him in Fireheart's direction. Cinderpelt tells her that Snowkit is deaf. Speckletail snaps that she knew all along the kit was deaf because she was his mother. Dappletail comments that cats with the color of his pelt and his eye color are often deaf. She knows this because a kit of hers was deaf and had the white pelt and blue eye color. Speckletail denies that her kit can't train as a warrior.
Snowkit is Speckletail's last kit before she retires from being a queen and becomes an elder, so she is determined to see Snowkit become a normal apprentice. She takes matters into her own paws by trying to mentor Snowkit herself, but he only begins playing and pawing at his mother. However, she still is in denial of her son's disability, and devotes all of her time to him.
Later, a hawk flies over the camp looking for prey. While all the other queens rush their kits into the safety of the nursery, Snowkit is playing out in the middle of the camp, oblivious and deaf to his Clanmates' warnings. Speckletail cannot get to him in time to bring him to the nursery herself. The hawk swoops down and picks up Snowkit in its talons. Speckletail clings onto the hawk and rakes it with her claws to try to stop it, but is thrown off, and the hawk flies away with Snowkit. Speckletail is devastated, even though there was a chance the hawk would maybe drop Snowkit. A patrol consisting of Swiftpaw and Brackenfur was sent out to retrieve him if the hawk should drop him, but they lost track of the hawk and returned without the kit. Bluestar, already in a state of mental turmoil after Tigerstar's treachery and the forest fire, sees this as a sign that StarClan is definitely at war with ThunderClan, shocking the whole Clan. When it is clear that Snowkit isn't coming back, Speckletail goes mad with grief and is watched over by Sandstorm, Lostface, and Cinderpelt, before finally coming to terms with her loss and joining the elders' den.


Interesting facts

  • Snowkit was killed to give Speckletail an extra nudge to move into the elders' den.[6]
  • On the Warriors website family tree, he is listed as the son of Smallear,[7] however, this tree is confirmed not to be canon.[8]

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Speckletail:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Mistlekit:[10] Status unknown


Goldenflower:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Lionheart:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Harepounce:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Stagleap:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member


One-eye:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Unnamed kit:[10] Status unknown
Swiftpaw:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Bramblestar:[15] Living (As of River of Fire)


Tawnypelt:[15] Living (As of River of Fire)


Tigerstar:[16] Living (As of River of Fire)
Flametail:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Alderheart:[17] Living (As of River of Fire)
Juniperkit:[17] Deceased, residence unknown


Dawnpelt:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sparkpelt:[17] Living (As of River of Fire)
Dandelionkit:[17] Deceased, residence unknown
Lightkit:[18] Living (As of River of Fire)
Pouncekit:[18] Living (As of River of Fire)


Juniperclaw:[19] Living (As of River of Fire)
Strikestone:[19] Living (As of River of Fire)
Shadowkit:[18] Living (As of River of Fire)


Sleekwhisker:[19] Living (As of River of Fire)
Lightkit:[18] Living (As of River of Fire)
Pouncekit:[18] Living (As of River of Fire)


Runningwind:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mousefur:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member


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    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown

References and citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 43
  3. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 3
  4. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 89
  5. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 81
  6. Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 3, undefined
  7. Revealed on Warriors family tree
  8. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 4
  9. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 44
  10. 10.0 10.1 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 153
  11. 11.0 11.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 48
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 8
  13. Revealed on Facebook Page
  14. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 116
  15. 15.0 15.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, chapter 1
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 348
  20. 20.0 20.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 467