When the Oregon Zoo first posted a review of a river otter on its Twitter account, the post looked eerily similar to an Amazon review. But the last thing the zoo had expected was to inadvertently start a brand-new trend with the use of the hashtag #rateaspecies. In less than no time, other zoos started to follow the Oregon Zoo's example. But the trend didn't stop there. Aquariums also started pulling off the same review and using the same hashtag. Eventually, Twitter users decided that they wanted to do it too. So here are some of the coolest animal reviews that have hit the Twitterverse.
Alright, so the otter only comes in one color, but can you really say no to that adorable washed up face?
A one-star rating? You should be grateful that the frog community hasn't started rating humans, or you'd be out of luck.
A five-star rating is pretty good for a beast that will likely eat anything it catches and might go temperamental and eat you up.
However, they clearly need to brush up on their knowledge of animal species as they don't know the difference between a weasel and an otter.
You might want to sleep with one eye open just in case, but for the most part, his will remain shut throughout the day.
This review is spot on! They should have added a disclaimer that the crocodile's color may vary and that it's really as harmless as a kitten.
On the plus side, at least you can tell all of your friends that your purchase was absolutely eco-friendly and sort of cute.
It may not be a bartender, but it sure is old and wise and they make perfect listeners, but they might keep you up at night.
This animal knows that you should never waste food, even when you've just regurgitated. Think of all the money you'll save on pet food.
But while it keeps the annoying sound of crickets at bay during the night, having to listen to it going "ribbit, ribbit" may disrupt your beauty sleep.
Not only is it useful if you run out of ink, but it can change color like some lava lamps. On the downside, it's a bit clingy.
So you're in pain because the company tricked you into thinking you got a mammal. Big deal! The truth hurts, and in this case, pinches.
Why get married when you can have one of these. They'll lay next to you, keep pest control at bay, and they won't break your heart.
Aside from being messy, your pet mimics you and won't shut up, especially at night when you're trying to get some shut eye. So unnecessary!
It's got a copper top, which makes it easier to handle, but it might run away if you leave it unattended. Oh, and watch out for that tail, just in case.
Not only does it provide well for your family by harvesting food for the winter, but it's a survivor, and it's actually kind of cute for a rodent.
With its enhanced lung capacity, it can run to wherever you need it to go so that it can deliver stuff. Plus, It's vintage, so it's so worth it.
He's perfect for any occasion like a dinner party or a ball. Plus, he's got happy feet so he'll be able to impress your guests with its awesome moves.
No wonder it's on backorder! It might look like a tough old bird. But it will eat up anything that might be making your yard smell like a morgue without power.
It survived the harshest winter and now it's looking stylish as a lady in red, but it's got darker hues too, which would make for a perfect shelf ornament.