On Monday, Shower rat went viral. Of course, we lost our minds over the cuteness of a rat showering like a human. It’s adorable until you hear the true story behind human movements he’s making.

Unfortunately, it looks like the video is too good to be true. In fact, this little guy might actually be in pain or at the very least uncomfortable. Since the video has gone viral, there are rat enthusiasts who are concerned for the animal’s well being.

For starters, soap doesn’t belong on a rat. And perhaps that’s the reason behind his movements. He’s actually trying to get it off his body. You can read more HERE.

Also he’s actually not a rat, but more likely a South American rodent called a pacarana.



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