Cats are social animals, not always the solitary creatures as once thought, and the lack of appropriate socialization from 3-16 weeks of age may contribute to the development of some abnormal behaviors. Boredom and stress can also be contributors. Genetics may play a role in basic personality type and some compulsions. Medical problems can cause other strange behaviors.

Pica in Cats

The cause of pica behavior is unknown, but most often it is a type of compulsive behavioral problem. However, sometimes it might be a sign that there is an underlying medical condition such as anemia, liver disease, thiamine deficiency, or something else. A thorough examination by your veterinarian will help determine if pica is due to a medical condition.

It can be hard to believe, but cats may eat:

It can be hard to believe, but cats may eat: