You’ll Never Watch Them Again: Shocking Truth Behind ‘Cute’ Viral Videos Like Shower Rat

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Adore watching viral videos about cute and furry animals? Here’s why you’ll feel yourself a monster, after reading this.

Shower rat

The latest viral video-sensation came from Peru. it features a rodent, covered in what looks like soap, rubbing its body and it looks just like it’s taking a human-style shower.

Well, for starters, “Shower Rat” is not taking a shower, and it’s not a rat.

This rodent was identified as a pacarana, a different type of brown rodent from South America. And on the video the poor animal tries to get rid of the soap as it’s not typical for animals to be washed with chemicals at all. Rodents clean themselves by licking, so pouring soap on a rat isn’t good for them.

“The movements are pretty strange,” Tuomas Aivelo, a researcher in Urban Rat biology at the University of Helsinki in Finland told Gizmodo. “A rat wouldn’t do that unless there’s something it really wants to get rid of. I think it’s soapy all over. That’s probably a problem for the rat. It just wants to get rid of the soap.”

Sorry to ruin the fun. But no, what most likely happened is that someone squeezed soap onto a rodent’s body and it did not like it, and is trying to get the soap off.

Tickling Slow Loris

Well, who of us haven’t seen these super-cute viral videos of a small, furry creature with huge eyes and arms raised above its head is being tickled.

But how many of you know that tickling a slow loris is actually torturing it?

It raises its arms to protect itself. When a slow loris is sold as a pet, its teeth are removed without anesthetic. And they’re absolutely not even suitable as pets.

Not so cute anymore?

Walking dogs

The most recent viral “cute” animal sensation are videos of dogs walking on their hind legs, like humans. You’ve probably seen one and didn’t think twice about what was really going on in the video.

At first glance, it’s easy for any animal lover to instantly say “Aww!” as the dog parades around in an adorable outfit. But sadly, the dogs are abused to perform this silly trick for cheap laughs and it’s not naturals for four-legged to walk on their two.

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Shocking Truth Behind ‘Cute’ Viral Videos Like Shower Rat - You’ll Never Watch Them Again
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Adore watching viral videos about cute and furry animals? Here’s why you’ll feel yourself a monster, after reading this.
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