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Juvenile Land Snails x2

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Available from March (weather dependent)


Two juvenile snails (Achatina species), 1-3 cms in size.


Item code: 11-065


 


 

Availability: In stock

£10.00

Description

Two juvenile snails (Achatina species), 1-3 cms in size.

They are available all year round and do not include housing or food. You will need to provide a small to medium tank according to their size (such as the Snail Observation House - item code 252-345, sold separately) with a substrate of damp peat or similar.

When the snails are mature the soil must be deep enough for the snails to completely bury themselves during egg laying. They must be kept at a temperature of 24º C to 30º C. A heat mat is ideal.

They will eat a wide variety of vegetables and fruit such as lettuce, apple, potato, etc. The snails need to cuttlefish bones, which provide calcium. A fairly high humidity should be maintained through daily spraying. The snails do not need drinking water, they will gain water from their food and the atmosphere. If the snails must be left for a couple of days, then a small saucer of water can be left. 

  They grow 6-8 cms and may live for several years. They will begin breeding at about a year old and cannot be released to nature.

Ages: Adult Supervision

Next day delivery is unavailable with this product.

Price: £9.99 incl VAT  (£8.33 ex VAT)

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  • Fascinating!! by Claire

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    Arrived this morning, very well packaged! My children have been obsessed with garden snails for ages but these seem far more friendly and inquisitive and haven't hidden in their shells at all since their arrival! Thank you very much.

    Posted 28/06/2014

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