Couple Share Studio Flat With A Cougar | BEAST BUDDIES

Couple Share Studio Flat With A Cougar | BEAST BUDDIES



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MEET the brave couple that share their home with a playful two-year-old COUGAR. In 2016, Alexandr Dmitriev and his wife, Mariya, decided to adopt a young cougar called Messi and raise him as a house-pet in their small, studio apartment in Penza, Russia. Messi follows a strict grooming routine to ensure he doesn’t make too much of a mess around the house – he gets washed in the bath, has his nails trimmed, his teeth checked and he receives a special brush-down every day. The big cat eats twice a day with a diet consisting of turkey, beef, a bit of chicken breast and some bones. And with a growing social media following of 250,000 on Instagram and more than 2 million views on YouTube, Messi has become a local celebrity.
To follow Messi’s journey, visit:

Video Credits:
Videographer / director: Александр Крутенков
Producer: Danny Baggott, Ruby Coote
Editor: Sonia Estal

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COMM: A year and a half ago Alexandr and Mariya
decided to adopt a cougar. COMM: The couple adopted Messi from
a petting zoo. COMM: Alex and Mariya already had another,
much smaller sphynx cat living in their studio apartment but Messi fit right in. COMM: It’s not just a carefully planned diet that Messi needs, Alex and Mariya also have other tasks to do – to take care of their big cat.

43 thoughts on “Couple Share Studio Flat With A Cougar | BEAST BUDDIES”

  1. At first I thought this was kind of cruel, especially seeing him dressed up in a baby grow but I can tell now that Messis owners love him and only want the best for him. What a cool and unique arrangement they have

  2. I am watching this video because of the female, not that big cat.
    I definitely would pet and take care of that female. Of course I would also feed that female. Who cares about that wild cat. I want that tamed female for my own.

  3. That moment when you realize that someone has a cougar that is 10,000x easier to brush, bathe and claw clip than your own small regular housecat 😭😾

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