April 15, 2008

Snails can be adorable pets

If you have always been fascinated or curious about snails, what about raising one as a pet?
5 reasons for having a snail pet

  1. They can be cute and fascinating animals to admire and collect.
  2. They can live for a fair good time, depending on the specie.
  3. They are very easy and inexpensive to maintain.
  4. They do not take much room, just a tank with soil in it.
  5. They eat almost anything from plants, vegetables, fruits to fungi.

Snail facts
  • They are hermaphrodites, they produce both spermatozoids and ovules.
  • They must be kept warm and humid.
  • Their main predators are birds, snakes, frogs, hedgehogs, turtles, and even some species of predator snails.
  • Snails hibernate in the winter, and during this time they can loose up to60% of their weight.
  • They lay ages when they are about 3 years old.
  • Snails only have 1 foot, 2 eyes and 2 tentacles.
  • The most common kind of snail for pet is the Lissachatina fulica.
Source: Petsnail.co.uk


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