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Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Deep South USA
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Kojo has Pica
It is not boredom because I am almost always home and he's usually asleep in my lap, in exercise pen near me or playing near/with me. The moment I take him outside, he looks for small twigs/branches from trees to eat. He eats leaves, mud, bugs, wood mulch and grass. I never leave him outside alone because I worry about what he will eat. He also tries to eat his poop immediately after defacating (poop always solid) . Walking on leash, he is constantly searching and grabbing pine cones, pine needles, twigs and and chasing leaves blowing in wind. Very hard to distract him from this to do his business.
He has never eaten or destroyed his bed in crate or exercise pen, stuffed toys or any of my furniture. He loves running laps in backyard and frequently doesn't want to come indoors even when 30 degrees and I am cold.
Indoors he hunts for anything paper to tear up and really likes to destroy plastic water bottles. He is constantly raiding my recycle bin for plastic bottles and paper/cardboard to destroy while I am feet away from him. He doesn't eat the plastic or paper though. He knows "no" and will stop but as soon as I look away he is back. He will drop it when I tell him. But refuses to drop anything when we are outdoors.
He has tons of chew toys which he enjoys including nylabones, furry animals with squeakers without stuffing, kong, ropes, bully sticks. I play with him frequently. He brings toy to me to play with him. I haven't found any dog treats he will eat (not even peanut butter but will eat warm hot dog or pieces of chicken).
I rarely leave the house but when I do he is always in exercise pen in living room. Does not demonstrate separation anxiety, greets me happily when I return but not exuberant.
Last edited by LUVmyHava; 11-21-2019 at 11:24 AM.