Jabba the hedgehog’s fitness goals include being able to curl up into a ball for self-defense and, maybe, looking good for the lady hedgehogs.
The hedgehog was surrendered to Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue Centre in England last month, tipping the scales at more than 4 pounds, almost three times the weight of an average wild hedgehog, CBS Denver reports. He was so overweight he got kind of stuck on himself while curling up into a ball, a move all hedgehogs must master to fend off predators.
Staff at the rescue center fell for the hedgehog and (affectionately?) nicknamed him things like Hogzilla, the Big One and Mr. Piggywinkle, until animal care worker Darren Squires found the moniker that stuck: Jabba.
His previous owner — who’d only had him since November — had overfed him to the point where now a bunch of strangers are calling him names. (Not cool, guys.) If the best revenge is doing well, Jabba is about to revenge all over everybody. His strict diet of liquified dog food, and daily exercise routine of walking allll the way across his cage to eat, has helped him lose 0.4 pounds.
And that rolling-into-a-ball move? He’s nailing it once again. You keep doing you, Jabba.