MirrorA little boy from Salford is literally eating his mother out of house and home, thanks to his constant need to chew. Five-year-old Zach Tahir has a condition which means he can’t distinguish between food and inedible objects – and his unusual appetite means he is munching his way through his bedroom. Zach, who is autistic and cannot speak, has an extreme form of a disorder called Pica. Having nibbled at everything from window blinds to the plaster on his walls, his mum has to take unusual methods to keep her child safe. Rachel Horn has tried sprinkling nuts on the carpet to divert his cravings and even rips up celery to encourage him to eat it instead of thread. “He eats almost anything – mud and moss, stones, carpet, grow bags, thread, paper, wallpaper and hair,” she told the Manchester Evening News.  The 32-year-old added: “He loves to climb on his windowsill and eat his black-out blind. He likes to have something to chew on at all times. “It is not the taste he likes, but the texture. It’s frustrating as Zach doesn’t speak – not one word – and meal times are a nightmare. “He doesn’t sleep much and I get exhausted, but unlike other autistic children he loves to give me hugs and he dances.” Now Rachel is trying to raise £15,000 to build a “safe room” without objects Zach might try to devour at their Weaste home. A special mattress without seams is a top priority.

I’m just gonna tell you up tight pussies in advance, spare me your high horse comments about this Autistic rug muncher. Because the image of this kid’s mom sprinkling peanuts all over the house to try distract him from eating the window blinds and the sheet rock walls is downright hilarious. Trying to distract Zach from eating furniture and paper and plastic by throwing nuts in his path like you’re feeding bread to the birds. What a pain in the ass. You know how hard it is to get normal kids to eat their dinner? Forget it with this pica punk. Hey Zach, you hungry? No thanks Ma I had a big plate of moss and stones with wallpaper for desert! Sounds like this kid is just a bundle of joy. Gotta put him in a $15K romper room that he can’t get his chompers on, but don’t worry he gives hugs and dances. No f’n thanks. I think I’d rather have a daughter than this homewrecking monster.

Nah, just kidding. This kid just sounds like you’re raising a puppy that hasnt been trained. Not even clause to the trauma raising a daughter can cause.