Introduction: How to Care for Your Pet Garden Snails!(garden Snails Only)
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!!
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Step 1: Finding the Right One.
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. >>
Step 2: Housing and Feeding Your Snail.
So you've foung the snail you want? Thats great! The next step is housing and feeding. Now I keep mine in a small plastic aquarium which I bought for �pet shop. First get soil or garden soil. If you get the soil from your garden make sure you put it in a box and bake it in the oven for 20 mins. so you can kill any harmful bugs and bacteria. When thats done put about 2inches of the soil in the bottom of the snailarium. Next get some artificial plants and some real plants. Get the arificial plants from a fish tank if you have pet fish but dont go buying them if you dont! If you dont, then just get some real plants from your garden, (ie. ivy, grass, ect.). For decor I recommend a small plastic plant pot with a little hole to fit your snails through to hide. I put grass under it. Also put grass under the food to keep it clean. For food: I know snails love lettuce! And kind of lettuce but dont buy it if you dont have any. Instead use bits of fruit and veg. scraps and leaves from the garden. Snails are herbivours.
Step 3: Other Things You Need to Know.
Snails live in a dark damp environment and cant be too hot so I would keep them under a table in the house, which I do.
Also, it has to be damp so put a small bottle cork or pringles top to put water in, or just spray the tank with cold water every day.
Snails eggs look like this: O Well kinda!
You can also keep your snail(s) in a plastic washing powder box but make sure they can see out.
Take out your snails on to the lawn or somewhere in the garden while you clean out the snailarium so they can excersise but ALWAYS count them when you take them out and when you put them back in their box.
GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND YOUR SNAILS!!!!!!