When I first got Cloud he had two large cyst type things on this side. Recently over the past month the two larger ones have popped and I *very carefully* removed the pus inside. Inside the larger one was pieces of very fragile quill that broke up, and inside the small long one was a fully intact quill, that was also very easily bendable and broken.
Now that Cloud is healing up, i'm wondering how common it is for a hedgehog to get ingrown quills like this? Did they get infected because of his poor housing at the petstore? is there anything else i need to look out for?
The larger cyst popped first and is completely healed up. Cloud has a little bald patch where it used to be (will the quills grow back?) and the second cyst was right along the quill and belly hair line.
the pic of the cysts.