Saturday, 1 November 2008

Baby Giant African Land snails for rehoming

We have some baby GALS for rehoming. They're only fingernail sized at present but will grow to the size whereby they will sit on your palm.
Ours live in a plastic toybox with holes in the lid and have compost in the base but if you look on ebay for snail stuff, there are many different substrates that people use in theirs.
Snails eat leaves, salad and pretty much what garden snails will eat. We mist ours daily with a plant mister to keep them moist. They also need a cuttlefish bone to maintain a healthy shell.

If you are interested in rehoming some, we recommend this website for information-

One thing you do have to watch for are eggs. When the snails mature they can lay upto 200 eggs which need destroying (or you'll be overrun with babies) You need to put the eggs in a container and freeze them or crush them totally to destroy them (our hens also treat them as a delicacy) You must not throw the eggs out with the rubbish or compost them as they will hatch and they are not a native species to this country.

We are happy to rehome these free of charge although any donations are always welcome (even if in fruit and veg, lol) Rehomers must be over 16 years old and responsible enough so that if for ANY reason you cannot keep them at any point in their lives, you MUST return them to us.

These snails are in Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire. Please email if you are interested in rehoming any.

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