Update: Either my snails are boring, hibernating, or dead. Not sure how they could have died. They can go a long time without food. I also spray them every day. But if this happens to you, what normally helps is to put them in an empty bucket with some water and food for a while. They normally get out of their shells. While you're waiting, it DEFINETLY wouldn't hurt to clean out and redecorate their habitat. They might be bored!
Here is a studio on my pet snails, and how to keep them! I have about 25 snails counting today.
Snails (These aren't all of them. Some are unnamed.):
Elm (Meaning Elm Tree. But I call him Elmo.)
Tips on snail keeping:
-Mix a bit of NON TOXIC fabric paint or puffy paint with a little WASHABlE NON TOXIC PAINT to tell them apart.
-Feed baby snails carrots. Their shells turn orange!
-Put strawberry juice in your sprayer. Not too often though! Once a week at most.
-Spray your snails at least three times a day to make sure they are at the best of health.
-Put at least two inches of dirt in your habitat to get snail eggs!
Im putting all my snails in a large habitat! I don't feel like dragging along a million small containers.
Do snails have mating seasons? Because my snails are laying eggs like crazy! Well, at the least the ones in a single habitat.
So before dinner tonight, I checked my habitats like a do every few weeks. And I noticed a week or so ago there was a white thing in my habitat. I thought that it was either an egg, or a beanie baby bead. So I left it there. But then more showed up in my habitat while I was cleaning today! Now Im checking every week just to see if theres more. I will most likely keep my snails. I would rather have captive born snails so they know how things work. Im also switching to a different sand. Because I mistook the sand in my dirt for eggs a few times. Don't ask me how many eggs I have because there are too many. I'd say 15-40. If you live in the area I can give a few to you. Just kidding! If you want to know, Im keeping my eggs in a habitat that is a old gum container, and I punched holes in with a hammer and a nail. Of course I cleaned it out first!
I am @paws48's cousin and we like to keep snails (obviously)!
I have lots of snails, most unnamed!
Here are some of my named ones:
*Elm (Spiral shell, likes to race the other snails).
*Pepper (Likes to get muddy no matter how much I clean off the dirt)
*Professer Slughorn (Named after a Harry Potter character; My biggest and favorite snail!)
*Banana (My only snail who will eat bananas)
*Apple Pie (Apple Pie has a cream colored shell and a long body)
*Baby (My smallest, newborn snail)
Most good sized containers and a couple pickle jars to hold them in.
I mist the jars/containers daily and let a couple of the babies they have go after they get big.
Mine's favorite food is carrots, only Banana likes bananas, Apple Pie likes apples with tomato juice on them the best, and Baby REALLY likes smashed carrots.
Sometimes I give them eggshells for their shells, and cat food with veggies on top for a treat.
HUGE reminder: Don't give snails iceberg lettuce. Its not very nutritious.
I also give them wet wood and leaves from the trees near my house.