Snail Antics!

Cavy Kung-Fu

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I swear my snails are brainless! I got a little reptile coconut house for when they were small, they're still using it even if they can't fit!

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They are BOTH in there and can't get out. HOW DO THEY KEEP GETTING IN BUT CAN'T DIG OUT?! :)) :))

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I had to rescue Dolohov because he was trying to get out using the tiny hole at the top XD

I always get the broken ones :mal::))
 

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Haha! That picture is an example of hope, perseverance and futility! I'd love to know what they were thinking during that exploration!
 

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Haha! That picture is an example of hope, perseverance and futility! I'd love to know what they were thinking during that exploration!
Probably not a lot :lol!:

They're so daft, I have no idea how they both got in there and actually FIT. I assumed they had dug a hole underneath but they hadn't!
 

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Can we see more pics of your snails please?
I thought you would never ask! :yahoo:

It's rare for someone to WANT to see my snails :))

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^ Growing fast with brand new shell!

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^ Happily exploring my hand and rasping at me!

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^ Eating some piggy leftovers.

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^ I would like to think that it looks like they're having a cuddle, but I'm sure they're fighting over cuttlefish bone rights :))

I'll have to take some more pics, Iggy has been taking up most my time but I should have more now! :D
 

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How long do they live for? How often do you clean them out?
They live for about 10 years, and I clean them out as and when really. They've never got to the point where they smell, I tend to do a partial soil change and just wipe the sides down with water. Generally I just take through the soil, taking out poops when I see them (they only seem to go once a day, big difference from piggies! :))) and hey presto they're fine!

They're really lovely, low maintaince creatures! :wub:
 

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Just read through this thread and never really awwwed at snails before- until now! Perhaps they saw the reptile house as a big new shell to make their own? And I'm also intrigued what is rasping?
 

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What does the rasping mean?

Sorry Cavy Kung-Fu for all of the questions, as I know that you gave a darling but poorly piggy to look after
Haha no problem! I always love talking snails! I'm cleaning all the piggies out right now so it's a welcome distraction too ;)

Rasping is their equivalent to a piggy nibbling you out of curiosity, it feels a bit like a cats tongue when they lick you. It's certainly an odd sensation (quite tickly!) and it's really quite sweet :3

Just read through this thread and never really awwwed at snails before- until now! Perhaps they saw the reptile house as a big new shell to make their own? And I'm also intrigued what is rasping?
I know right? I never thought I'd "aww" at them a few years ago either, and here I am cuddling them and loving them to bits!

Also their shells will get a lot bigger than that in the next few years too! :D
 

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I hail have just returned my herd to their cage in the back room, and now I am reduced to a melting pile of goo.
 

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Yep I am goo too, just got the piggies in (after Bellatrix living up to her name and torturing me!). Cages are clean, treats are in abundance and everyone has had a health check and weigh in... Phew I need a lay down! :))

The snails are out as it's morning for them, having a snack :D
 

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Some handling today, been neglecting them a tad since looking after Iggy so thought we'd have some fun before I went out :wub:

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Can we come out and play? Let's escape!

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Warm hands! Come on Rosier!

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Nope I'm eating.

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Come take a picture with warm mum!

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Nope I'm still eating.

:lol!:
 
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