After Zach Tahir started to snack on the plaster from his bedroom walls, his mother, Rachel Horn, had an idea for a perfect present for his sixth birthday, an "inedible" bedroom.
Tahir suffers from pica, a condition that is defined as a pattern of eating non-food materials. In addition to eating plaster, he has also eaten blinds, stones, moss and paper.
To pay for the new room, Horn was given £26,000 from her local government council for her son's disability and then raised an additional £10,000 through fundraising and an extensive twitter campaign that featured local celebrities from the UK television show "Coronation Street."
Horn says that Tahir, who is also autistic, enjoys the sensation of eating textured items such as something excessively crunchy, but Horn has been unsuccessful in substituting safe food items for his favorite non-food treats.
"Bless him, for Zach it has to be the real thing," Horn told ABCNews.com.Read More »from Boy Who Ate Walls Gets 'Inedible' Room