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- Species Giant african land snails
- Date of birth/Age aprox 2 months old
- Sex N/A
- Colour/Variety N/A
- Price £1 each
- Collectible From cambridgeshire or I can post for £2 how ever many you have
- Reason for sale surplus

selling these on behalf of my daughter.
These are very well grown on babys feeding very well on all sorts of veg, cuttlefish, fruit ect..
these do not need extra heat as room temps are fine for them.
 

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I cant post them over seas unfortunalty unless its europe ( then I need to check with each area)
they can get to about 10 inches If I remember right, the adults we have here fill my hand.
 

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Wowzers! Maybe I can find some over here!
I've been looking for a pet that would make a good display tank for my main room, that I would decorate really nice, but all the pets I could think of would either destroy the decorations, or would get the attention of my cats. :lol:

These guys seem like the perfect pets for that! And they're colourful!
Can you give me some more information on them, from your experience with them?
 

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I think they are illegal in most states in America, something about escapees taking over. I hope they're not near you though, they're lovely pets. I've had to be very good and not snap these up, I have enough with my mice and cockroaches :lol:

Sarah xxx
 

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They do make great display animals and are very easy to keep.
They dont smell and are not noisey ( ideal for my daughter who needs silence to get to sleep)
you can keep them on many substraits as long as its slighty damp and will not get mouldy quickly (unless your going to clean them out very often) but clean soil or leaf litter is good.(i use the same stuff i use for my spiders which is made from cocohusks)
we dont heat ours and room temps are fine for them (as long as the room isnt cold)

one of my daughters friends asked if they bite :lol: ... of corse I told her to say they do give a very nasty bite if they are not tame :eek: :lol:

we feed our sometimes every day and sometimes give them a day or so with out fresh food.
we also give them seeds every so often. pumkin seeds, sunflower hearts and crushed hemp.

hope that helps a little ;)
 

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SarahY said:
I think they are illegal in most states in America, something about escapees taking over. I hope they're not near you though, they're lovely pets. I've had to be very good and not snap these up, I have enough with my mice and cockroaches :lol:

Sarah xxx
I had a feeling this may be true Sarah, these are quite hardy and its difficult to protect fauna and flora if these get into some areas around the world.
 

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BAD GIRL!!!!!!!!!! Hehehe

I have been banned from getting any of these by my girlie, since I wouldn't be able to keep them in my shed and they would have to be in the house! lol
When I was 16 I had two giant african land snails as pets, my mum named them Sam and Ella (Say it fast, you'll get it! lol)

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Reproduction
The Giant East African Snail is a simultaneous hermaphrodite; each individual has both testes and ovaries and is capable of producing both sperm and ova. Instances of self fertilisation are rare, occurring only in small populations. Although both snails in a mating pair can simultaneously transfer gametes to each other (bilateral mating), this is dependent on the size difference between the partners. Snails of similar size will reproduce in this way. Two snails of differing sizes will mate unilaterally (one way), with the larger individual acting as a female. This is due to the comparative resource investment associated with the different genders.[citation needed]

Like other land snails, these have intriguing mating behaviour, including petting their heads and front parts against each other. Courtship can last up to half an hour, and the actual transfer of gametes can last for two hours. Transferred sperm can be stored within the body for up to two years. The number of eggs per clutch averages around 200. A snail may lay 5-6 clutches per year with a hatching viability of about 90%.

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Got that from Wiki... I always thought snails were hermaphrodites, but wasn't sure if them breeding with themselves was a myth or not.

Interesting!!

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got a few of these being posted out tomorrow :O)
If anyone else wants some posted out just let me know and I will forward you my paypal addy :O)

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These snails are pretty amazing! I had no idea there were snails that grew that large.
 
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