PSA garden snails as pets!1!!!1!!11!!1. Giosia debated what to do. But if you’re going to keep them for longer, a larger enclosure would be better for the snails. I looked at her after she started eating and said, “You washed your hands right?” and she said, “Opp’s I forgot!” Should I be worried… Please reply soon. We specialize in shipping aquarium snails all across the US! (Must confess, I automatically think of them as pests, but you do bring out very good points here Penny). It is possible to keep a snail alive for anywhere between five to several years as a pet providing you take care of them. Bad points: You will need to check it for other bugs, snails and beetles. We used regular soil from the garden and, because we had it on hand from making a wildlife-themed terrarium a while ago, I also added some sphagnum moss. he he he. You can probably keep them together. ~Milk, White Garden, Brown Striped + 3 FREE GIFTS! $500.00. i had found her in the woods. Let me know if you’d like me to have a look. One of them is now pregnant; and though Giosia has no desire to branch into snail breeding herself, it at least promises some excitement in the coming weeks. In Australia, there are far higher risks than a snail that MAY have rat lungworm though. At my house and don’t know if it has parasites In May, they started staging scenes from classic horror films featuring their snail Velveeta, starting with the bloody elevator from The Shining. Where her neighbor saw pests to be salted, Cottrell saw a potential pet. Just had babies last week and they are so cute! Good points: Holds moisture well, is natural and free. xo P, Most of us do see them as pests, and they kind of are when we are trying to grow food to eat but sometimes pests can come in handy . Here, you’ll learn basic tips for housing and caring for pet snails and some interesting facts about snails … While they do require feeding and watering at least every other day, they are easy to take care of if you understand what they need. Three months later, Leroy is three times the size he was when he arrived, nourished by cuttlefish bone (for calcium) and cucumber (as a treat). i fed her veggies and canned dog food. :p. I’m about to start a veggie patch in our new home and I’m hoping we won’t get too many but I am looking forward to doing a post on it (and perhaps on organic ways to deter them from entering your garden patch). What could we use to decorate snail shells since we got told not to use nailpolish. Enjoy your snails, it sounds like you’re having a lot of fun with them. Snails are packed in small plastic boxes filled with damp moss. I just rescued a young small garden snail who was drying out on a wall. Hi Renee, I think it’s important to be aware that snails (and all animals) have diseases. We accidentally broke a snails shell. You may eventually get baby snails though . Some birds, especially ducks will feed on these snails. In our previous house, we didn’t find a snail once (and we actively look for creepy crawlies) but as soon as we added a vegetable garden it was almost like it was an open invitation for snails to visit us. My granddaughter named him Gary. Why kind of paper Rvan? We ended up with 7 total, two different species of them and some that were the babies of the original so we could watch them grow. “You wouldn’t even know!”. They will sometimes eat soil for calcium and other minerals. Keeping Pet Snails: Everything you need to know about snail care! Only 2 left. © 2017 Mother Natured. I’m not loving them in my vegie patch at the moment i have to say! $6.98. When they were young I would supervise them too. Giosia kept the snail and called him Leroy. Hi Catherine, I’m sorry I’m not sure what you could use. He’s been after a pet for ages even though he already has a pony, dog,4 cats and a bearded dragon. Do you know someone who could sell and send me a few brown garden snails with a cream coloured foot? I was wondering if I should let the little ones go because I heard that if you get a snail you should get two so they have company, so thought I have two big ones why not let the little ones go. I can’t help I’m afraid, but I’m sure a vet would have some ability to answer your questions, so yes, I’d start there. No, seriously. Eliminate the potential shelters of snails and slugs by cleaning around the garden edgings, hedges, and flower beds. I think it’s quite complicated Brenda. Out of Stock. There are 8 or 9 snails, When I was in graduate school for education, my science for kids teacher had us use snails as a project to teach us how to teach science. Be sure to continue to provide fresh fruit and vegetables for him. Make a shell using recycled materials and put it on your back, now you can pretend to be a snail! See more ideas about Pet snails, Snail, Snails in garden. Love! Last modified on Tue 17 Nov 2020 16.26 GMT. This eBook includes everything you need to know about caring for, feeding, handling, cleaning and of course, snail safety. They are an entertaining housemate, that’s for sure. And thanks Penny for all the information that you post here, very helpful. I am amazed how intelligent our pet snails are as they always find their way back into their box after being out and about for a little while. It makes the cleanup and addition of fresh food much easier than if you added it straight to the bottom of the tank. $8.75 shipping. Hi. Hi Claudia, I wouldn’t see any reason why you couldn’t. I don’t know a lot about baby snails. It lived another 2 years and repaired the shell! As long as you washed your hands, you should be fine. We just found a little snail in our garden, and we’re trying to keep it as a pet, but I see that the shell it’s very small, almost like a finger nail, it’s that normal? Live Land Snails COMBO MIX! $7.99 shipping. Be sure to look for your pet snail in places away from flower beds and gardens that may have been "snail and slug baited." Quick View «Helix Aspersa" A Couple of Pet Snails (2 pcs) Price $14.95. They share a 12 sq in tank, kitted out with organic coconut coir, sphagnum moss, filtered water and a jade plant to climb on. Snails are having a moment in 2020, their silvery trail stretching from TikTok, where the #snail hashtag has more than 100m views (and #snailmom, 10m); to the New York Times, which published a “letter of recommendation” for snails as pets in July. I never feel like I have enough time. Snails, of course! They are usually white, yellow or grey with a brown shell sometime stripy with white stripes or different shades of brown. I was wondering if garden snails could eat fish food because I have lots and Polar my snail seems to always look a me giving the fish its food? Good luck with your little pets. Every time they all three slither slowly over and climb the steep sides of the large box and over they go into the inside. The garden snail can be a great pet. Is it normal/safe for snails to eat plastic? I’d love to see photos of that. Remember to wash the food before you give it to them. For a good list of food that snails love and for more information on why snails need calcium in their diet, visit this great website all about pet snails. They have to be fully grown adults to mate. And also, do you have to provide them with larger shells for growing at all? I now have the happiest 3year old in the world. So it is just as important here to follow the “wash your hands sfter handling” guidelines. We have been feeding them cucumber and lettuce. Many species of snail are hermaphrodite, meaning they can have both male and female reproductive organs. All Rights Reserved. They can lay eggs in it. :p, What an incredible and unusual idea yet so simple. ~ Pen. Most of the snails liked me! Keeping garden snails as pets is one of the most low maintenance and cost-effective pet options available. That is a big help & eases my mind. When the pandemic forced her into her Los Angeles apartment, her initial response was to bring the outdoors inside: she bought houseplants. Giant African land snails are hermaphrodites, meaning they possess both the female and male reproductive organs. Now, after all, is his time to shine. My mum told me this and absolutely freaked when she seen dimples giving his blue tongue snails with his bare skin! Relation with humans. I think they really cute too. They are so much more active than they were in the little container. "Eobania Vermiculata" A Couple of Pet Snails (2 pcs) Price $14.95. Just make sure you’re fully supervising the activity. *sigh*I’ve missed visiting you. Cottrell is somewhat bemused by her success: “They’re not different from any other snail than you would find in the garden.” Nevertheless, her customers have been delighted. I must say they are very curious creatures and entertaining to watch. I have a big garden snail, this realy helped me thanks so much! thanks for replying. Our family has had a pet snail for over a year now! I told her why get a hermit crab when I already have snails, yet she still won’t buy a bigger case. Perhaps anything that has non toxic written on it should be okay but I have never coloured our snail’s shell. They lay eggs that hatch and especially in a dirt and moss environment, they can lay them quite frequently. It is clean, quiet, and never has to be walked. You can keep garden snails as pets by keeping them in a container, adding dirt, and keeping that dirt moist. i bet kids would love watching them, never thought about keeping them as pets. Gosh getting clucky over twin boys is not a good idea though! Parent: At first I was nervous about germs/diseases but after my daughter had researched (thanks) we were reasured that they make great pets. That you can make them a little tank and stuff!!! An upgrade may soon be in order. Easy! In our case we used a special terrarium earth bought in a pet shop. Oh and I look forwards to seeing some Giant African Snails, hey sounds spectacular! You’ll find thousands of them, and every gardener in the state will love you. We had to observe many things about them and then record our findings.