Some people like exotic pets such as snakes and tarantulas. But have you ever imagined what it would be like to live with… a puma who believes it is a house cat?

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Meet Messi the puma

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When he was only three months old, Messi (the large exotic cat, not the talented and celebrated pro footballer) was sold to a petting zoo in Penza. He was a little shorter than average. He was suffering from health problems He wouldn’t be able to survive in a zoo. He couldn’t even survive in a wildlife refuge. Staff at the petting zoo were considering putting the wild cat to sleep. That’s when Aleksandr and Mariya came to the rescue of the sweet feline.

Messi lives with Aleksandr and Mariya Dmitriev

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When the couple first saw the wild animal, they felt it was “love at first sight,” according to the couple. After much deliberation on the ethics and logistics of having such a large cat at home, they decided to purchase him. They nursed Messi back to health after bringing him back with them. While Aleksandr and Mariya seem to be pleased with their new addition to the family, the couple’s cat Kira does not. Perhaps , it’s jaelous.?

Though his owners call him “kitten,” Messi had to be trained like a doggo

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Despite the fact that Messi is referred to as their “kitten,” caring for him is more akin to caring for a dog than a pet. It had to be trained at a dog training centre, for example. Furthermore, Messi now knows around ten commands (though we doubt he can score a goal).The Dmitrievs walk their puma (imagine the reactions of their neighbours), feed it raw beef, chicken, and turkey, and bathe it in the bathtub.

Messi often goes for walks

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When Messi became well-known on the internet, many people praised the Dmitrievs’ treatment of him. There were, however, some detractors. They advised the couple to relocate the puma to a wildlife refuge. Aleksandr and Mariya, on the other hand, believe Messi will perish in the wild.It’s also worth noting that the couple would not allow people to domesticate pumas or other large cats, with the exception of Messi, who is extremely sweet, cool, and sickly.

This particular puma is incredibly gentle and calm

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Image credits: l_am_puma

Image credits: l_am_puma

Image credits: l_am_puma

Our sweethearts Messi is referred to as a puma in the media. Did you know, however, that pumas go by a variety of other names? Cougars, red tigers, and mountain lions are among them. The Dmitrievs, however, have plans to adopt a leopard in addition to a puma. Since Messi is in need of a companion. Might we propose the name Ronaldo?.

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