An obese hedgehog has been put on a diet because he's too fat to curl into a ball.

Obese hedgehog ordered to diet

Obese hedgehog ordered to diet

Jabba weighs in at nearly three times the weight of the average hedgehog after being over fed by his previous owner and has now been put on a strict regime of liquefied dog food.

The animal was discovered to be overweight at the Oak and Furrows wildlife rescue centre, near Swindon.

Originally Jabba was dubbed as 'Hogzilla' and 'Mr Piggywinkle' but the rescue centre decided the names were too unflattering and settled on his new name, inspired by Jabba the Hutt from the 'Star Wars' franchise.

It is hoped he will lose over a kilogram to hit his target weight of 650 grams.