Ginger Cat HQ
Cat in series 2
Name Ginger Cat (books)
Cat (TV series)
Species Cat (Russian Blue mix in the TV series)
Gender Male
Mate None
Offspring None
First Book Appearance In the Grip of Winter
First TV Appearance Winter
Voiced by Jeremy Barrett Arne Elsholtz (Germany)
Christel Körner (Sweden)
Trond Brænne (Norway)

Ginger Cat is a cat who is owned by The Warden in the books and the TV series. In the books he is a ginger cat as his name suggests, but in the TV series he is grey and is simply known as Cat. Ginger Cat becomes friends with Badger when the latter is being cared for by the Warden and sends a message to his friends to let them know he is safe. Ginger Cat doesn't like to think of the Warden as his master, although he is very pampered and happy to allow the human to take care of him.

Although Cat in the TV series is a Russian Blue mix, no breed is ever specified in the books.


In the Grip of WinterEdit

Ginger Cat meets Badger and talks to him while he is being cared for in the Warden's cottage. They talk about the differences between domestic life and living in the wild and Badger tells the cat all about his friends and their journey from Farthing Wood. Ginger Cat agrees to deliver a message to Badger's friends that he is safe, and sets off into the park. Soon he meets Mole and tells him about Badger's situation, but Mole calls him back to offer him some refreshment. Kestrel sees this and misinterprets it as an attack, so he strikes Ginger Cat and sinks his claws into the cat's skin. Kestrel eventually stops when he hears Mole's pleas and Mole escorts Ginger Cat to Fox and Vixen's earth.

Vixen tends to Ginger Cat's wounds and invites him to share their meal, but the cat leaves before they return from hunting. He tells Badger about the attack and vows to get revenge on Kestrel next time he sees the bird. As Badger recovers Ginger Cat grows quite fond of him and suggests that he should live with the Warden permanently, but Badger declines and heads back to his friends. When Badger returns Ginger Cat has a change of heart and tells him he doesn't belong there so Badger heads back to his friends again. Ginger Cat sees Kestrel and attacks him, but Badger comes to the rescue and fights the cat off, but stops short of killing him.

When the Warden is taken ill Ginger Cat is taken to a temporary home for cats. He returns later on and talks to the Farthing Wood animals after the poachers are captured by the Warden, thanking Badger for sparing his life. When Whistler arrives at the Warden's cottage with Toad trapped in a jar, Ginger Cat fetches the Warden and waits to pounce on Toad once he is freed, but Whistler quickly picks Toad up and carries him away in his bill.

Fox's FeudEdit

Ginger Cat's only appearance in this book is when Ranger watches the cat's activities in the Warden's garden as he returns from one of his meetings with Charmer.

Battle for the ParkEdit

Ginger Cat appears briefly in this book when he alerts the Warden to the presence of the rat carcasses that have been left by Fox and the other animals outside his lodge.



TV series

Minor characters from the TV series
Series 1
Baby FieldmiceBaby NewtBaby RabbitsBarn OwlBetsy GriggsBrunoCarpFieldmouseHareHedgehogHorseHunting MasterMrs FieldmouseMrs HedgehogMrs HareMrs NewtMrs PheasantMrs RabbitMrs ShrewMrs SquirrelMrs VoleNewtPheasantPikeRabbitRooksShrewShrikeSquirrelThrushTomTom GriggsVole
Series 2
BounderCatCrowDreamerEdible FrogsLeveretMatelessPaddockPoachersRanger's sisterRed SquirrelsStoat
Series 3
HareBatsButchColonel DonkFarmyard PigFarthinghurst OwlFarthinghurst RookJeffLairdMoth-Eaten RookNatPigletRobinScraggSheepSootyTerrapinsWild BoarWildcatsWoodpecker
Minor characters from the book series
The Animals of Farthing Wood
Barn OwlBetsy GriggsCarpFieldmouseHareHedgehogHorseHunting MasterJackLeveretLizardMrs HareMrs PheasantMrs VolePheasantPikeRabbitRooksSquirrelShrikeTom GriggsVole
In the Grip of Winter
Edible FrogsGinger CatPaddockPoachersStoat
Fox's Feud
BlazeDreamerMirthfulRanger's cousinRusset
The Fox Cub Bold
The Siege of White Deer Park
HuskyPaceRustyThe BeastTrip
In the Path of the Storm
Battle for the Park