Pica in cats is the act of eating objects that are not food. Eating non-food items can be very dangerous to a cat, as chewing on electrical cords can cause a feline to be electrocuted, and plant consumption can be toxic. Other inedible objects, such as clothing and plastic, can block the intestine and prevent food from passing.What is a pika?
A pika (/ˈpaɪkə/ PY-kə; archaically spelled pica) is a small mountain-dwelling mammal found in Asia and North America.What is pica and how is it treated?
Pica is an eating disorder that involves eating items that are not considered edible. Moreover, these items do not contain significant nutritional value. (However, eating foods or drinks that have little or no nutritional value is not a symptom of pica.) A person with pica may experience cravings for any of the following non-food items:Where do pikas live?
They once lived across North America, but have been retreating upslope over the past 12,000 years. American pikas now live on high-elevation cool mountains west of the Rocky Mountains.