This Hedgehog Is So Fat He Is Unable To Roll Up

This is Jabba, the fattest hedgehog you’ve ever seen

Meet Jabba, the fattest hedgehog you will probably ever see.
Phil Yeomans / BNPS

Jabba, who is also known as The Big One, was found by a sweet lady who took him in as a baby and fed him.

He is three times the size of an average hedgehog, and weighs almost 4 lbs.

He weighs almost 4Ibs (about 1.8kg) — three times the size of an average hedgehog — after growing up on a diet of dog paté and dried mealworms.

Phil Yeomans / BNPS

Maybe, the spoiled him a bit too much.

He is so fat that is unable to curl up and has trouble walking.

Due to his large size, Jabba can't curl up and has trouble walking.

Phil Yeomans / BNPS

He has been handed over to the Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue in England to prepare him for a return to the wild.

Since arriving at the wildlife sanctuary, Jabba has been put on a very strict diet to get him to slim down before being released.

At the wildlife sanctuary, Jabba has been put on a strict diet to get him slimmed down before he can be released.

Phil Yeomans / BNPS

Animal carer Emma Hickey said, Jabba “can walk but it’s more of a wobble. He doesn’t like to walk and he can’t roll up properly.”

He needs to lose weight so he can curl up properly and protect himself, Hickey said. “We are hoping to release him back into the wild after he has lost the weight.”

He needs to lose weight so he can curl up properly and protect himself, Hickey said. "We are hoping to release him back into the wild after he has lost the weight."

Phil Yeomans / BNPS

Jabba has so far lost arond 40g on a diet of puppy food and water.

Jabba’s food is kept at one end and his bed at the other to encourage him to exercise.

Jabba is also in a large enclosure and his food is kept at one end and his bed at the other to encourage him to exercise.

Phil Yeomans / BNPS

“He’s the biggest hedgehog I’ve ever seen,” Hickey said. “He’s the size of a football but we hope he will lose the weight in two or three months.”