Hi everyone. Hope all pets are well. My kids have decided to keep a few garden snails as pets we have a terrarium with a few inches of soil with sum twigs, leaves and a clump of grass and flat snones in. We have gave them lettuce and cabbage for today and have sprinkled water around the tanks. But does anyone have any more tips or has anyone kept snails before as kids or now. Thanks.
Do you know if wild garden snail care is the same as the domesticated giant african land snail care? I'm not sure if garden snails are meant to be kept as pets so not sure if there will be articles on how to care for them, I know how to care for giant african land snails, as they are a domesticated pet, but I don't know if care is the same, and don't want to be giving you the worng information. Would you think about getting your children giant african land snails instead as they are pets? You can get smaller varities if you don't want the huge ones
Personally I wouldn't keep wild snails as pets and can't see them doing very well in captivity despite your best efforts and good intentions.
I was also going to reccomend getting some African Land Snails instead...a lot of the smaller pet shops sell them or you often see them advertised for free in local newspapers etc. I've always fancied some myself but never gotten around to it for some reason but I think they'd be fascinating pets.
I was thinking if getting giant African land snail but changes my mind as a few of my kids friends are keeping common garden snails and my kids wanted to do that too. There are a few web sites on how to look after them so I've found out abit more about them from doing a good search on the net and they seem to be about the same as the giant snails but on a smaller scale. I think I will get the domesticated ones though one I get a vivariums or something big enough for one or do they need company?
I know this thread is from a long while ago but did you end up getting any domesticated snails? Or wild ones? I'm hoping to be taking on a pair of african land snails next week, they are kept seperate because of over breeding but they will be kept side by side but I'm not sure if they are very social.