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Last Updated: Friday December 11 2009 16:42 GMT

Fat hedgehog put on diet

Snowball

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A white hedgehog that put on so much weight he grew to three times his normal size has been put on a diet.

Snowball currently weighs 1.5 kilograms, compared to a normal hedgehog who weighs around 500 grams.

He has been put on a diet of low-fat kitten biscuits to help him slim down and has lost 38 grams so far.

He is being looked after at St Tiggywinkles hospital in South East England, where staff are making sure he gets lots of exercise too - like swimming in a bath!

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