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Old 06-28-2013, 02:42 PM United States
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Default Bella and Marlee together - first time

As a first in the Hufflepuff household, Bella and Marlee were allowed to meet. They've seen each other. They've lived in the same room. They've vacationed with cages touching. But they hadn't been nose to nose before.

I set up their play area, put myself close by in case there was any fighting, and took a few quick shots... mostly I had my eye on them and the camera tucked away in case something went awry and I needed to intervene immediately.

What happened? Well, this:


Mostly, it was two hedgies who alternately quilled up a bit & fuffed at one another until they decided it was best to hide in a hedgiebag... together. Whereupon Miss Marlee dug deep and quilled up in there while Miss Bella chilled near the opening:

The soundtrack to this adventure goes like this:
Marlee: pffft
Bella: pffft
Marlee: pfffffffffffft
Bella: pffffffffffft
Marlee and Bella together: pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft
a few moments of silence
Bella: pffft
Marlee: pffft
Bella: pfffffft
Marlee: pfffffft
Marlee and Bella together: pffft, pffffffffffffffffffffffft, pfffffffffffft, pffft
quiet time
Marlee: pffft
Marlee and Bella together: pffffffft
Bella: pffffffffffffffffffffffffft
Marlee: pffft
quiet time
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:23 PM Canada
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Haha, hopefully their next meeting will be less vocal. They are both gorgeous.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:54 PM United States
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Awwww sweet! I'm sure they'll work it out eventually. Thanks for such a detailed account of their encounter.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:09 PM United States
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They are both so pretty. I like like that they both hid in the same bag. Keep us updated with the next encounters.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:56 PM United States
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Lol. I've never been around a hedge hog before so I was curious about the noises they make when I saw all the pfffft's. is that a good noise or a bad noise? Do they make a variety of noises like chinchillas?
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:28 AM United States
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Depending on how loud and long the pfffft's are, they can carry different meanings.

For example, when I arrived at her cage each night, Satin would make a very soft pfffft - sort of a "hi mommy, I'm over here."

Most pfffft's are a "hey, what is that! I'm concerned!" A very long, loud, or series of pfffft's is fairly well interpreted as "aaaahhh! what the fuff?!" or "stop that! Go away!" That's how I'd interpret the soundtrack of their meeting.

Hedgiedaddy remarked that the, "I'm not happy with you being here; go away," huffs are fairly ridiculous at times. Bella, for instance, often prefers to be in her house undisturbed. She hides herself away and you wouldn't really even know there is a hedgehog in there except there's a constant stream of, "pfffffft, pfffffffft..." coming from under a hat when you're in the hedgie room. The exact kind of huffing and puffing that would attract your attention and prompt you to look under that hat and check on her.

In addition to the variety of huffing, they'll make contented little chirp/warbles (love to hear those). They can hiss (indicating displeasure). They will yelp in pain or fear (never good to hear that). They can also scream (very bad; extremely rare).
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:08 AM United States
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Love this!
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:39 AM United States
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Thanks for the noise explanation. I think they're very interesting animals. All of the pictures I've seen people post here are awesome. I always look forward to seeing a new post in hopes of a pic being attached.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:45 PM New Zealand
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awww they are very cute
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:27 AM United States
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I'd say that the first meeting went pretty well...and I love the sound track!
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