Let me know if you’d like me to have a look. We won’t keep them forever. You can feed then veggies and fruit. The pack also includes a: If you like snails you might like keeping mealworms as pets too! I’m not an expert on snails but I would read this website to either set your mind at ease or determine whether you should take your daughter for a check up http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/Rat-Lung-Worm.aspx . There are plenty of positives for keeping snails but I love that they don’t take a lot of work. If they hatch, they can actually get out of the top of the terrarium as well! Find art you love and shop high-quality art prints, photographs, framed artworks and … Your thoughts?if it makes any difference, I noticed that they do this especially after I clean the habitat… I’m guessing it’s because of the increased humidity? Hi Renee, I think it’s important to be aware that snails (and all animals) have diseases. All three of my girls have touched snails. Want a new one? Many snails are found in trees, but only a few are exclusively arboreal for most or all of their life cycle. When thats done put about 2inches of the soil in the bottom of the snailarium. :(, Reply It mainly says, if you EAT a snail so I’d be surprised if someone got rat lung worm just from a bit of its slime from their hands. If you have any preference, let me know in advance. Thanks Patricia but I’d prefer not to use throw away gloves as it’s just adding more plastic to the world. ~ Pen. i had found her in the woods. Discover (and save!) Visit WF4K - Nurturing Little Nature Lovers's profile on Pinterest. Hi, a while ago I found some garden snails and kept them as pets for a while in a plastic takeaway container with some holes punched out so they could breathe. It’s not bad at all. Find Tree Snail (Orthalicus) Stock Images in HD and millions of other royalty-free stock photos, illustrations, and vectors in the Shutterstock collection. 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!!!!!! We get some pretty awesome Giant African Snails here and I’ve been meaning to keep some for the girls to watch more regularly but I didn’t know to care for them. We ended up with 7 total, two different species of them and some that were the babies of the original so we could watch them grow. We added a terracotta pot and a stick for climbing but you can add real plants, rocks and twigs too. Plus there’s a heap of great snail printables to enhance your child’s learning opportunities. One thing you’ve left out, they don’t need another snail to reproduce. Also the little ones like to climb on each other, is that their way of mating? They flew home in my luggage. http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/factsheets/infectious/rat_lung_worm.html, http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/Rat-Lung-Worm.aspx. This is the Stock island Tree Snail. I would think they wouldn’t though. I have miracle grow garden soil, will this be okay for the snails?? Most of the snails liked me! Best. On another note, Happy Mother’s Day beautiful! Gently brush your fingers against their shells. They don’t really like the acidic ones though. I had pet snails for many years and have been thinking about starting again. I don’t think I can answer that one. You can have one of ours if you like. The apex (tip of shell) and columella (inner shell spiral) are white. At school people shouted and screamed at me and my brother from looking at snails. I looked at her after she started eating and said, “You washed your hands right?” and she said, “Opp’s I forgot!” Should I be worried… Please reply soon. Orthalicus reses reses (Say, 1830) Stock Island Tree Snail: Federally listed threatened species Back Water: Is it ok to use tap water, or should I use filtered tap, or purchase spring, drinking or distilled water? 5 months ago. Next get some artificial plants and some real plants. A snail might be just the thing. I know it's good for reptiles and holds moisture I was trying to use this instead of a sponge, About: I'm a loser and I made an instructable about how to keep pet snails 5 years ago.