Couple Share Studio Flat With A Cougar | BEAST BUDDIES

  • Published on: 20 February 2018
  • 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.
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  • Анна *
    Анна *   17 hours ago

    Он потому худой что вы деньги просите, а Месси не кормите. За его счет живете. Куда смотрит Аминистрация Вашего города?😱😱😱😱😱

  • Karoline Legrand
    Karoline Legrand   23 hours ago

    Are they stupid and irrespect of animals ? Cougar is a wild animal who need nature, Wild life ! ANIMALS ARE NOT TOYS !

  • Roni Hough
    Roni Hough   1 days ago

    This is so mean they have a pet cougar they are wild animals and why did they dress a animal up I do not like these people

  • Dr45120sharp Rothstein

    The more I see of Messi the more a special and gentle soul he is. Truly a wonder.

  • Jackie Bennett
    Jackie Bennett   1 days ago

    Some older men have a cougar in their home and don’t even know it. I feel sorry for them but it’s true

  • Aman Varma
    Aman Varma   2 days ago


  • Ike Jacobs
    Ike Jacobs   2 days ago

    00:04 Looks like a broken neck. I wonder how that came about? 😂🤣🤦‍♀️🤦‍♂️

  • mohamed rasheed
    mohamed rasheed   3 days ago

    he is a couger and the owner is talking it for walk and controlling that big cat but my neighbors cant even control their chihuana

  • Sarah Reid
    Sarah Reid   3 days ago

    I Love Messi, Hello from New York

  • SnazzySazerac98
    SnazzySazerac98   3 days ago

    Messi seems so sweet and playful, but I would be so scared having a cougar living with a sphinx cat. One day he gets hungry and looks over to the small animal that looks like a raw chicken

  • irene rom
    irene rom   3 days ago

    what problems of the family do you predict? The Berber family.1) new child2) maturation of the animal and jealousy3) new infection..

  • Ken Foye
    Ken Foye   4 days ago

    They live in a studio apartment, which makes me wonder ... what does Messi do while Alex & Mariya are, you know, "having marital relations"? Does he go off into the kitchen or something? Does he try to bother them or interrupt them? It's a studio apartment, so he can't just go downstairs or anything.

  • seal of xenon
    seal of xenon   4 days ago

    Why won't the bigger cat doesn't eat smaller meat looking cat

  • Pancake Sugar
    Pancake Sugar   1 weeks ago

    I feel sorry for him. These are supposed to be wild and free. Instead he is in a big cage just as a source of entertainment for those people. Its sad. Just let him free.

  • Alexander Kazantzidis

    I still remember Messi as a young talented kid playing football in La Masia, and look how big he has grown to be now!

  • Vanilla Ice cream
    Vanilla Ice cream   1 weeks ago

    I dont like cats, cats hair are harmful for women sexual organs.

  • Joanne Murdock
    Joanne Murdock   1 weeks ago

    Messi is well looked after and much loved by this caring kind couple. 💜💙💓❤️💕👩‍❤️‍👩👩‍❤️‍👩👩‍❤️‍👩

  • Tim Hill
    Tim Hill   1 weeks ago

    That's a wild animal at heart, should not be confined to a small flat. That animal will lash out eventually.

  • HastyMarquez
    HastyMarquez   1 weeks ago

    One day he is going to be like"wait... IM A WILD F**** ANINAL!!"

  • Oleg Geraschenko
    Oleg Geraschenko   1 weeks ago

    I think it's both Messi's and Shasha and Masha's destiny to be together - they're all so happy and I'm so glad for them and grateful for the wonderful joy their story brings))

  • kaykay21
    kaykay21   1 weeks ago

    Oh no .. not the toilet paper!! 😣

  • T. T.
    T. T.   1 weeks ago

    Pumpkin like I'm already getting I have to deal with a cat on my arse too.🤣🤣🤣

  • T. T.
    T. T.   1 weeks ago

    Short dad bought my mom two sphinxes and he didn't know she didn't like she took them back. And got a chow chow

  • Random Things
    Random Things   1 weeks ago

    Okay, the Puma is frickin adorable, but the Sphinx cat is cute also!

  • Deborah Danhauer
    Deborah Danhauer   1 weeks ago

    Here in the states cougars live in some pretty cold places. Just wondering why he needs to wear clothes in the snow? Is this to do with his health problems?

  • xxprxmrose_
    xxprxmrose_   1 weeks ago

    it’s so cute in it’s not so little jumpsuit 🥺🥺

  • recklesswhisper
    recklesswhisper   1 weeks ago

    Big cats like that get their vitamins from eating whatever part of the animal they wish. In the wild, for example, they'll eat the entire rabbit... fur, head, bones, everything. Birds... feathers and all. Wolves are the same. And usually when they cannot do this... they'll have a health problem.^..^~~