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Tired of your old pet? Want a new one? Why dont you get a snail farm or just one snail? They are soooooooooooo easy and are VERY cheap almost free to keep!! 3 of the pictures below are of my snailarium and snails!!

Step 1: Finding The Right One.

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Ok, so you want a snail? Good!! :) Ok so go into your garden and you will be most likely to find a snail or two. Now I have lots of snails but I recommend taking time and just collecting snails, which is what I do. I like big snails but still have tiny ones too!! I keep them separete from the big ones in different boxes. So anyway, just do that. >>
 
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I tried to find land snails today and I couldn't find any. I only found slugs and frogs. I do not have a garden. I was in the woods and I looked under logs ect. And I didn't find any. It's 83% and kinda dry around here. do u think that's a reason? And where could I look? I feel like I couldn't find any in the woods. Also what do they eat?❤️

I found a snail do snails eat meat? Are snails poisonus to eat? How big does a snail get how long does it take

Some snails aren't poisonous. There are places that make cooked snails. It's called escargot.... at least I think that's what I remember. I used to have quite pet snail named Carrie. But I let her go.

Also, my snail wasn't able to eat apple peels. Is that normal? By taking care of the snail my mom said maybe she will get me like a pet or something
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Also, my snail wasn't able to eat apple peels. Is that normal? By taking care of the snail my mom said maybe she will get me like a pet or something
I had a pet snail named Carrie. I found her in the woods and she didn't look like she was going to make it. I kept in a small tank and she was fine. I fed her right before i let her go and put her were i found her about two months ago. Will she remember how to survive??!?!! D:
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RáchellM1 month ago

My daughter found a garden snail... how on earth, I have NO idea.... Anyway... How often should I clean 'tank'?
I'm using a glass jar, is that okay>?
can I just feed it grass?
This snail is EXTREMELY inactive? What's up, I don't want it to die.... Can you help>?

Can they be kept in your average see through sandwich box ? and how do you stop them from getting out and around your house ? x

SagarM91 month ago
I have kept my snails in a plant pot ,they dont really leave it ,cuz irs dry ourside ,but is it ohk for the plant ??
BlueGap2 months ago
how should I choose and pick up a snail? is it necessary to clean the tank? how do you clean the tank? do I need to microwave/oven the dirt?
KaylaCool BlueGap2 months ago
Hi look I suggest picking a small/baby snail to start with. Choose whatever color of shell you want along with the pattern. If you don't like the shell or are getting more snails you can color the snails shell with nail polish just make sure not to get any on the snail itself. The snail may foam but don't worry just because it foamed doesn't mean it's poisoned, it just means that it is angry. As for microwaving the soil that's completely up to you.
siscie2 months ago
I have a tiny snail about the size of a pin head. I love him to death. I put in a different container yesterday and he has traveled every inch of it. He is very active. Ive had him over a month and he has grown like crazy. I put the same dirt i found him in, in it is he going to be ok. I didnt no to bake. Also i havent fed him anything. An he has still tripled in size. I figured that hebwas eating things in the soil. Im scared to go look at him now. I do make it rain on him every day kinda thought he lived under things so moisture was necessary.
StevenS262 months ago

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KrysmaL2 months ago
I recently purchased some crushed coconut shell substrate for our lizards, would that be ok for our snail?
Eamhhair5 months ago

I live in the desert, could I use sand, or would it be better to buy some peat moss or soil from Home Depot?

Popcico Eamhhair2 months ago

Peat free soil and a ph above 7

If soil has Pete in it the snail could die:(

Sand is OK but I wouldn't prefure it,

XxCurlyMichxX (author)  Eamhhair3 months ago

You can use a mixture of sand and soil and put rocks/stones/gravel on one side of the tank. I am not very familiar with desert snails, so if I were you I would observe the natural habitat of the snails and attempt to mimic it in their new home!

Terrell02163 months ago
And also one of my snails just sit there doesn't move or eat is there something wrong

the snails probably sick or a bit ill... Try to calm and relax ur snail by putting it on you hand but when you pick the snail up don't do it by its shell. My snail frank does that. If the snail's head is inside the skin of it's probably sleeping... Mine doesn't eat eather... But what I do is put a large piece of lettuce in his cage in the morning knowing that they are nocturnal. So look in the morning to see if there are tiny little holes. Hope this helps!! Bye! Let me know if you need anything!!

XxCurlyMichxX (author)  Terrell02163 months ago

If the snail is new to its tank, then perhaps it is having trouble adjusting to it's surroundings. Be patient! Xx

sillysam2013 made it!2 months ago
I have a small container for my snail right now, but my mom and i might go to the pet store.
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sillysam20132 months ago
I have a small container for my snail right now, but my mom and i might go to the pet store.
sillysam20132 months ago
I have a small container for my snail right now, but my mom and i might go to the pet store.
sillysam20132 months ago
I have a small container for my snail right now, but my mom and i might go to the pet store.
Gesyka L.M3 months ago

I found a snail that was beaten up so I nursed him/her back to health.

What do I do nutrition wise. And also can I use potting soil from a store.

XxCurlyMichxX (author)  Gesyka L.M3 months ago

Snails are used to feeding on decomposing, organic food and leaves straight from a living plant, so I would advise mimicking this as well as possible. You can feed them things you have left over from food preparation such as potato and carrot peelings, lettuce leaves and apple cores. Of course if you would like to prepare grated veg/fruit for them yourself you can! You can chop up things too but I suggest grating or finely chopping the food as it makes it much easier for the snail to get through. Anything organic and raw works perfectly! Also kudos on nursing the little guy back to health! Xx

On another website It said that potatoes and tomatoes could harm your snail. I am not sure though.
I think you should try feeding it apples, lettuce, and possibly carrots. Those are things my snail likes.
Oh, one thing i forgot to mention. You have to boil the carrots and then let them cool so that they're soft enough for the snail to eat.
XxCurlyMichxX (author)  sillysam20133 months ago

Cooking and boiling isn't needed, but not wrong. I would just advise to avoid using oils or cooking with meat! Xx

Kati. Gesyka L.M3 months ago

depending on species i would use sweet potatoe or cucumber some washed of with water cuttle bone and carrot

sillysam20132 months ago
Do you have any tips on how to get and raise baby snails?
sillysam2013 made it!2 months ago
Do you have any tips on how to get and raise baby snails?
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sillysam2013 made it!2 months ago
My mom and i are thinking about getting another snail and we might try to get baby snails!!
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XxCurlyMichxX (author)  PhilioH3 months ago

Snails can repair their shells if they are cracked or broken, I wouldn't worry. There is a thick layer of mucous surrounding the body of the snail which will absorb any shocks upon impact also! It will be okay! xx

Terrell02163 months ago
i got two snails but they will simply not mate but i do leave them in the dark am I probably missing it???
XxCurlyMichxX (author)  Terrell02163 months ago

It can take anywhere from a week to 6 months for the snail to lay the eggs, and like Izzayzayy said, they will need at least 4 inches of substrate to lay! Keep trying! Xx

Gesyka L.M3 months ago

Can I use potting soil as substrate but not bake it?

XxCurlyMichxX (author)  Gesyka L.M3 months ago

You sure can, but I feel it is safer to bake it. Try to use natural compost that is untreated and unfertilized!

Kati. Gesyka L.M3 months ago

Geyska, yes you can use potting soil
though just check that it has no fertilizer and pest killing stuff or
your snails would probably die :( my snails have coco-peat and they do
well but sphagnum moss will do well for the snails as well. =)

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