April 17, 2008

How to take care of a snail pet

Snails are fairly cheap and easy to maintain as pets, though you have to be careful of releasing them into the wild because someone could step on them or get caught by predators.

A special case is Giant African Snails which can not be released into the wild at all; they can cause ecological havoc due to their great devastating power, especially for agriculture. If you have or found one, contact the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

As for raising a pet snail you would need:

  • A wide transparent and well-ventilated tank.
  • Soil or compost.
Fun stuff for the snail, such as:
  • A stick or log.
  • Plant pot
  • Ornaments
  • Leaves
  • Twigs
As for food:
  • Fresh apples
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Lettuce
As for cleaning:
  • A bowl of water to drink and bathe.
  • A Water spray gun to keep the tank moist.
For more on exotic pet animals, you may visit our friend site Exotic Pets.

Source: Petsnail.co.uk


Allegra said...

I found a pet snail and don't know what species it is. It has a light green shell and purple spirals. Can you help me?

Anonymous said...

i found a snail on the side of my house so i took in to my house

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