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A Couple Adopted a Baby Puma, And They Live in an Apartment Together

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Are you a dog or a cat person? Well, the Dmitrievs, from the city of Penza in central Russia, are definitely puma people! Two years ago they adopted an 8-month old puma, Messi, from a petting zoo. You think their choice of a pet is a bit strange? But Messi is special because he’s more like an ordinary cat than his wild counterparts. Messi and his brothers were born on October 30, 2015, in Saransk city zoo. The three cubs were named after famous soccer players - Messi, Suarez, and Neymar - to celebrate the future World Cup. After 3 months with his mother and brothers, he was sold to a petting zoo in Penza. Alexander and Maria, his soon-to-be parents, met him there, and it was love at first sight. After 3 days of thinking and doubting, they made up their minds to buy the puma. Video credits: https://www.instagram.com/l_am_puma/ https://www.youtube.com/c/Iampuma Other videos you might like: 12 Signs Your Pet is Crying for Help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFtSoWyxqHU& 12 Harmful Things You Do to Your Dog Without Realizing It https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G16EX6b8Xg What's Your True Spirit Animal? Personality Test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KGnRe1f2DA TIMESTAMPS: Messi in an apartment 0:35 Messi's health 2:11 Training 2:58 Size matters 4:39 No pumas in bed? You wish! 5:30 How much the Dmitrievs spend on Messi 6:50 Is Messi dangerous? 7:30 #puma #pets #wildanimals Preview photo credit: Messi at the window: By I_am_puma/instagram, https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpgp7kbniOL/ Messi takes a bath: By I_am_puma/instagram, https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ3ihEoBkxU/ Animation is created by Bright Side. Music by Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/ SUMMARY: - Maria and Alexander had to adjust their one-bedroom apartment for their new family member. They rearranged the hallway, and covered the wall and door jambs with bamboo to make a huge scratcher for Messi’s sharp claws. - They brought in all sorts of toys and the puma’s favorite treats; the Dmitrievs did their best to make him feel at home. - Messi’s health turned out to be really poor: chronic cystitis, rickets, and muscle atrophy were the first problems they had to face. - Maria and Alexander continued the treatment and were happy about every small improvement. But when he started limping again, it turned out he had a problem with his hip joint. - Alexander says that now they walk twice a day, as it should be. In that sense, having Messi as a pet isn’t much different from having a dog. - When they first started walking in the street, their neighbors would come out to see the unusual pet. Now they're used to the big, friendly cat who's kind and communicative. - Messi currently responds to about 10 commands from Alexander and Maria and they’re constantly teaching him more. There’s nothing strange about how quickly Messi learns new commands: he’s really smart! - Messi’s fond of hiding inside any box he manages to squeeze into. And, like any ordinary cat, he can chase his favorite ball for hours. - The “no pumas in bed” rule is broken, well…daily. Bed is usually where they find him when they come home from work. - Alexander says Messi’s size is roughly the same as a big sheep dog, weighing only 99 lbs. Due to the health issues he had as a cub, he’ll always be much smaller than other pumas. - Messi’ll never be able to live in the wild, not only because of his size, but because he was brought up by humans and doesn’t know anything about chasing prey. - As for the food and its cost, the Dmitrievs spend about $300-$600 every month on Messi’s food, mainly raw meat. - The Dmitrievs are planning to move to a house, and have quite a bold dream to add a leopard to their family. This is all for Messi's sake too; they don’t want him to feel lonely when his masters are at work. - The Dmitrievs know that having such a big wild cat at home might be dangerous, but Messi is special. He’s shown his owners that he’s a member of their family and would never do anything bad except for some minor pranks. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC Stock materials (photos, footages and other): https://www.depositphotos.com https://www.shutterstock.com https://www.eastnews.ru ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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BRIGHT SIDE (1 month ago)
Hey there, BrightSiders, if you could have any animal as your pet, which on would you choose?
Bruce wayne (5 days ago)
won't the leopard eat Puma name Messi
Wendy Perez (16 days ago)
every animals in the world
Saint's of Booga Life (28 days ago)
A white tiger DUHHH
Rachel Vrabec (1 month ago)
Dog
it'sTilly 202 (1 month ago)
Lioness or a cougar but I like cats I'm probably a cat person but I also like doggies 🐶🐶🐶🐶🦁🦁🦁🐯🐯🐅🐆🐱😊😊
Ulqcifer (14 days ago)
Fact: Messi is not a GOAT. But a Puma.
Big Mac (14 days ago)
Well I hope Messi doesn't have human lunch🍖🍖🍖🍖
Pikachu Gamer (16 days ago)
2:21 Hwen you are to lazy to edit a video and you got to release the video in the next few minutes
Scrooge McDuck (23 days ago)
Pause and 7:17
Lord Vader (26 days ago)
I thought messi is a goat.
Michelle Accunzo (26 days ago)
They are wonderful people! What a beauty he is! Make a great, loving family ❤️❤️❤️
Melinda Burns (28 days ago)
This is so adorable. I love it. I wish I could afford to have a big cat. I also wish I had the room for one too.
Priyansu Singh (28 days ago)
no ronaldo fans...ok
NASI ANWAR (28 days ago)
Luv u Messi not this one
Taufik Rahman (28 days ago)
Messi... One of the greatest of all time. 😆😁
jismeilys hernandez (28 days ago)
Who's watching wile waring puma socks
Joash Jr (28 days ago)
The owner looks like inesta
Ultra Football (28 days ago)
I use puma future netfit
Keith Brown (29 days ago)
Just got caught up in the Messi Saga Open-hearted humans trying to do something as they coexist with nature Hopefully Messi will be a part of their family for a LONG TIME....
Eko :P (29 days ago)
0:04 are you cat or a dog person? james(theodd1out) comes throught the roof "IM BISEXUAL FOR PETS"
KN7R JR (29 days ago)
Messi not use puma
Arpit tiwari (29 days ago)
After 2 years they will be remembered as DEAD COUPLE. Cuz cats love human meat.....ahem, ahem I mean human.
Eleanya Agbai-Eleanya (29 days ago)
Imagine walking on the street and seeing someone walking a f***cking cougar
Terry Dean Channel (29 days ago)
These people clearly have no idea what will happen to them...They have no understanding of wild nature...
Sum Something (1 month ago)
Turtles-PLaStiC! NOooN0O Messi-my favorite toy is plastic
Chan Parker (1 month ago)
Doesn’t know how to chase prey’s Eats owner for dinner
Aastha patel (1 month ago)
He is sooooo cute
Lisheng (1 month ago)
Okay but pumas shouldn’t be pets
Amira Oukaci (1 month ago)
he obeys to ten commands. good christian
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww so cute
Paris Ng (1 month ago)
Wow he’s so cute. I’m going to follow their IG and btw the parents have tons of money if you think about it
nrQ gamer (1 month ago)
*so is this is really Russia?!?*
Ashim Malla (1 month ago)
Both messi are same. Health issues
It sounds like Barcelona more then the World Cup but that might be right too
Maija Mehiläinen (1 month ago)
...so this is totally fine huh?
Phoebe Vergara (1 month ago)
I love dogs but I am a cat person❤
Assasinate Wolf (1 month ago)
I have decided I will get a puma
odds ins (1 month ago)
Wow I hope he doesn’t eat the owners one day that would be so sad
Serene .T3am Fortified (1 month ago)
I really want one
Kao Vang (1 month ago)
You have to own one to under stand how it is. I'll pass. No thank you.
Both
Beverly Willoughby (1 month ago)
Sure would love a 99 lb. cougar.
ShadowCat Films (1 month ago)
Uh cat animatronic
Hazim KMZ (1 month ago)
Can't find the instagram
Messi Is A Puma Name?, Pets With Soccer Name Like Messi Are Very Weird 😕.
Jjdc35715 Dor live (1 month ago)
How is it more of a dog but not a cat
ricky v (1 month ago)
I haven’t been watching a lot of Bright Side videos lately. But, this one was an interesting choice. I have always liked large cats. I wouldn’t own one, unless I lived outside a city. But, more power to this couple for helping a young Puma live a longer healthier life. (:
Sanjeev Singh (1 month ago)
*Those paws are big. Awesome cat.*
Mtyb Nokp (1 month ago)
Cat + dog = messi the puma
Jungle Man (1 month ago)
Update: owners eaten by puma
Genius Simmer (1 month ago)
i wouldn't feel sorry for them if they woke up with they face tore off on the floor
Tech Review (1 month ago)
This Messi is as good as the real Messi but he could not run and jump. Maybe Ronaldo could do all this.😂😂😂😁😁😆😆 Messi is famous but what about Suarez and Neymar Jr😂😂😂😂
Evelyn Rodriguez (1 month ago)
Comfortable in bed
Retag Phone (1 month ago)
i am a cat person
kd tng (1 month ago)
What if the couple decides to have a child one day???
damonsta80 (1 month ago)
Going too far man going too far ..I will stick to dogs as for having a big pet ..no big cats no no no ..ah he is a true athlete the narrator said smh no sir the big cat is a true predator..given the right situation and temperament that big cat will turn on you and have himself a wild life fest with your body parts
Annabelle Jackson (1 month ago)
When Messi actually meets the soccer player
DK Nex (1 month ago)
This video is sponsored by I_am_puma 😂
😍😍😍😍
Kelly kane Arao (1 month ago)
Is it Leonardo messi
Rob Brown (1 month ago)
I'm not a cat person but Messi is intriguing.
pepe Gomez (1 month ago)
Awwwwwwwwww sooo cute 😍😍
Dianna Mize (1 month ago)
The dislikes are from dog lovers..
Robin Fa (1 month ago)
I'd normally say they don't have enough space for a puma, but I'm not sure how much his health and size plays into this (consider he has a hard time moving). It's great that he was kind of rescued (depending on the state of the petting zoo), goes out on forest walks, and will probably have more space in the new house, but I don't think the leopard (or cheetah according to the animation) is a good idea. He's used to dogs so that might be a better choice. Pumas might actually have more in common with little than big cats despite their average size.
J P (1 month ago)
Isn’t it dangerous to own one as a pet?
Malachi X. Caddell (1 month ago)
I'm a of the followers!!!!
Pelle Engdell (1 month ago)
Dog
Erry Nugraha (1 month ago)
Can't find the instagram account. Is it taken down?
Nemesis Ryu (1 month ago)
2:39 that beast gots muscle!!!
GLORIA MICHAELS (1 month ago)
I HOPE THIS ANIMAL AND THE OTHER WILD ANIMAL THEY ARE CONSIDERING ADOPTING DOES NOT ATTACK OR EAT THEM. IN THE WILD, THESE ANIMALS HAVE KILLED HUMANS. THESE WILD CATS ARE BEAUTIFUL BUT I WAS SHOCKED THEY ATTACKED AND KILLED HUMANS.
Jasper 1600 (1 month ago)
Sub to sub??
maramuse 2 (1 month ago)
I didn't know about this guy! Such a cute story! I hope they will live happily ever after. :)
Pixy Rose Jes (1 month ago)
Messi is a cutie.
TANKI - ONLINE (1 month ago)
2:38 you can see the muscles 💪 that’s why lions are the king of the Jungles
Dex Ter (1 month ago)
Actually Tigers are kings of the jungle lions don't even live in jungles they live in grasslands and Savannahs. So u can say Lions are king of the grasslands or Savannahs but don't say jungles, ever again
Vince Chua (1 month ago)
Seriousely man a leopard
Gladeatorr XD (1 month ago)
Puma’s are just cat 🐱 dogs 🐶
Siaw Rou Lim (1 month ago)
Giant cat
Igor Bukový (1 month ago)
I hate to see plastic bottles as pet toys.
Matt Chew (1 month ago)
Cute kitty...
Tommy Frog (1 month ago)
This is a horrifying story...what the?? That thing is wild and craves raw meat...guess what his " owners" are...?
Harsh Soni (1 month ago)
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Indie Dev (1 month ago)
Looks like the animations are made by The infographics show! Who else think the same ?
Kai Hiwatari (1 month ago)
But Messi is a Goat...
BRIGHT SIDE (1 month ago)
TIMESTAMPS: Messi in an apartment 0:35 Messi's health 2:11 Training 2:58 Size matters 4:39 No pumas in bed? You wish! 5:30 How much the Dmitrievs spend on Messi 6:50 Is Messi dangerous? 7:30
Rhosie Catignas (1 month ago)
Bad thing pumas are extinct
Zain Ali (1 month ago)
Bright side is really a great researcher as well
Luke Friend (1 month ago)
😂don’t ever forget to feed that thing and go to sleep🤪
alan wisdom (1 month ago)
A puma in apartment come on, this animal deserve a better life a wild life not be a prisoner in apartment, what is the next step? A baby elephant in apartment!!!! Puma are not a pet !
an Asian girl (1 month ago)
My mum never let me adopt any pet......😭😭😭😭even tho I'm a youth.....
Bonita Chaquita (1 month ago)
People that train big animals are so cool.
Jia Kong (1 month ago)
Does he have a YouTube video too?
Jia Kong (1 month ago)
Messi the Puma! He also goes to the corner when he he knows he's been naughty. And the way he apologizes for his MESS IS (MESSI) adorable!
Joseph Zecca (1 month ago)
You people are wonderful beyond belief!
Isaac Skumba (1 month ago)
If they were dragons I would adopt one for my noisy neighbors
Joseph Smith (1 month ago)
I wonder what Kevin Richardson thinks of this
John and Jane Doe (1 month ago)
They better watch it that puma might see them as lunch
Paulina Dackiw (1 month ago)
Guys, don't get any ideas to get an exotic animal as a pet! This is rare and these people know how to take care of it. You cant go and get an exotic animal because basically all of them are wild and thats where they are meant to be! STOP POACHING!!
Eric Judkins-van buren (1 month ago)
Pumas live in some very cold and snowy areas of America.
Eric Judkins-van buren (1 month ago)
I do not know if Russians are familiar with Pumas, but they one of the strongest bites of big cats.
Axel Romero (1 month ago)
Same like the actual soccer player Messi he has some medical conditions to
Tori DEAN (1 month ago)
AWWWWWWWW!!!!!!! Messi is a fire :) he melted my heart.
C B (1 month ago)
It’s all fun and games till you start to look like dinner
Shak Tattz (1 month ago)
October 30 is my birthday
Earl kevin Alipayo (1 month ago)
Whaaat?! No Ronaldo?

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