This Puma Lives Comfortably in a Russian Apartment

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Meet Messi, a 2-year-old puma (cougar) who lives in a cozy studio apartment in Penza, Russia. He can’t live in the wild because he is smaller than a regular puma. His size would be an easy target for other dangerous animals.

Alexandr Dmitriev and his wife, Mariya, decided to adopt Messi from a zoo in 2016 and the couple raised him as a house-pet. The big cat follows a strict grooming routine – he gets washed in the bath, have his teeth cleaned and nails trimmed, and gets a special brush-down every single day. As for his meals, Messi eats twice a day and his diet includes turkey, beef, some chicken breast and bones.

The couple shares Messi’s adventures on social media and now the young puma is a certified internet star with 514k followers on Instagram and over 800k YouTube subscribers.

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Вот и первый день настоящей зимы❄️ Сказочный, солнечный, морозный! Совсем скоро начнутся любимые новогодние хлопоты😀🙌🏻 Прекрасного настроения, дорогие друзья🤗❤️ Here is the first day of this winter❄️ Fabulous, sunny, frosty! Good mood, dear friends🤗❤️ #myanimals#mycats#пума#myanimal#мойкот#люблюживотных#вмиреживотных#рысь#мяу#мур#bigcat#bigcats#питомец#sweetcat#animalplanet#pumas#пушистик#мокрыйнос#месси#мурлыка#котопес#заерьемое#котаны#catclub#кошкамоя#пумамесси#iampuma

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Маленький ждун Месси уже ждёт ваших фото в одежде с его принтом🤗 интернет магазин пумы Месси открыт🎉🎊 . http://i-am-puma.myprintbar.ru/ . Little waiting Messi is already waiting for your photos in clothes with his print🤗 the online store of the cougar messi is open🎉🎊 #myanimals#mycats#пума#myanimal#мойкот#люблюживотных#вмиреживотных#рысь#мяу#мур#bigcat#bigcats#питомец#sweetcat#animalplanet#pumas#пушистик#мокрыйнос#месси#мурлыка#котопес#заерьемое#котаны#catclub#кошкамоя#пумамесси#iampuma

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