My cat is a little over a year old, male, and fixed. We found him at about 5 weeks old in a storm drain and bottle fed him back to health. Ive always noticed he sort of had this problem but just figured he'd grow out of it. As he gets older I notice it more often and in larger quantities. Today I caught him eating, not just chewing but eating, a piece of clear plastic. God only knows where he found it. Ive seen him eat cardboard, paper, bits of aluminum foil, basically whatever he can get his paws on. I haven't seen him eat cat litter though. My hair ties are always going missing so it makes me wonder if hes just stockpiling them or if hes eating those too. He always acts like hes starving even though I feed him the best brand of food that money can buy and I feed him a little more than half a cup of food (he's 10 pounds and chubby). If he thinks he hears a bag or a can, if I walk into the study (the "cat room"), or if I'm standing over the counter he loses his mind. I havent seen him eat cloth but he will bite down on a chunk of blanket and sort of sleep with it in his mouth, as if it soothes him. Its cute but also concerning. What is wrong with this cat?? Ive heard of Pica, but people always say its when they eat wool or large amounts of it but he doesn't eat wool or cloth. Theres bits of cotton always available from when my dog chews on his (very expensive) bed while we're at work and he doesn't eat those. Could this still be Pica? Thanks.