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Is gem lettuce ok to feed to snails?

Discussion in 'Insects , Snails and other exotic pets' started by snail_love, May 15, 2010.


  1. snail_love

    snail_love PetForums Member

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    Hi,
    My snails are native banded snails.
    I need to know whether its ok to feed them gem lettuce???
    Please reply!

    Thanks a lot!!!
     
  2. Acrophylla

    Acrophylla PetForums Senior

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    I also keep banded snails! I feed mine on Weetabix and eggshells (for calcium). I wouldn't recommend lettuce. Mine are active and like to climb and rest under the lid. I have a soft Liner at the bottom , a bit of moss and of course a shallow Water Dish so they can have a drink.
     
  3. snail_love

    snail_love PetForums Member

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    Wow thanks for a quick reply!!!
    Very much appreciated!

    edit: what do you line the bottom of the tank with?
     
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  4. Paul Dunham

    Paul Dunham PetForums Senior

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    The problem with lectuce is it has very little nutritional value, ( unless you use the more calcium rich varieties such as chinese leaf ), and you should also feed them other vegetables too. It's not that you shouldn't feed them lectuce, it's more that you shouldn't give it to them as a staple diet.
    Don't forget to give them cuttlefish for their shells.
     
  5. snail_love

    snail_love PetForums Member

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    thanks loads!
    i do!
     
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