Hi Nancy, I hope that you don't mind me messaging you. I had been referred over to you from the forums, where I'd posted a question about our hedgehog. She has an oral tumor and as this is our first time having hedgehog's were not experienced with the pros and cons of surgery for them, and if it'll measurably improve their lives or not. Everything I've read online seems to suggest that surgery is just going to cause her pain without increasing her life span or quality, but I wasn't sure and wanted to get some veteran hedgehog owners' advice on this, so my husband and I can make a better educated decision about what is best for her, rather than for us. (Selfishly because we love her so much we'd want to do surgery but...if it's only going to cause her pain and not help her in any way then it's not something we'd want to put her through.) My post is under the health forums though. Thank you so much for any advice you can give and I hope you are having a wonderful week so far.