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MEET The Brave Couple That Share Their Home With a Two-Year-Old COUGAR

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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.

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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.

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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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