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Discussion in 'Insects , Snails and other exotic pets' started by xxjackyxx, Dec 16, 2007.


  1. xxjackyxx

    xxjackyxx PetForums Junior

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    These are the GALS slip n slide. We took them in as their previous owner was fed up with them and going to incinerate them. I find them amazing even though all they do is eat and lay hundreds of eggs. They are fairly easy to keep and quite low maintenance but kids do get bored of them in less than 5 mins so not really a good pet for kids.

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    colliemerles PetForums VIP

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    my goodness they are big, do they get much bigger,
     
  3. xxjackyxx

    xxjackyxx PetForums Junior

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    These have just reached maturity and laid a clutch of eggs each so they do still have a bit of growing to do but not too much.

    I dispose of the eggs as soon as they are laid by putting them in the freezer for a few days. It is illegal to release these snails into the wild in this country so some thought about them is needed before ownership.

    They are also hermaphrodites so both of them can fertilize and lay eggs
     
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    carol PetForums VIP

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    i have enough trouble with them in the garden or there relations should i say :)
     
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    xxjackyxx PetForums Junior

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    me too, i grow the veg for the pets in tubs now to keep the slugs n snails off because i dont want to use pesticides on the pets food lol
     
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    carol PetForums VIP

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    we have the same prob as well asthe dogs eating the veg so do we,
    i go out with a bucket pick them up that way seems to be working
    this year were gonna put shingle down read somewhere they dont like it so will not cross it

    and saw dust they dont like it drys them out
     
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    xxjackyxx PetForums Junior

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    have a day at the beach............crushed sea shells they dont like either lol
     
  8. carol

    carol PetForums VIP

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    you can get done for that. need lots as well
     
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    xxjackyxx PetForums Junior

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    yeah i know lol but it works
     
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    can go and wait for night time take lights and get some :)
     
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    animalloverabh PetForums Junior

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    hi im a newbie i think my gals have eggs some are small and see trough but one is the size of a peppercorn and is yellowy white!
     
  12. Shazzaroo

    Shazzaroo PetForums Newbie

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    They're beautiful
    I find snails so facinating!
    I want them, but I wouldn't be comfortable of disposing the eggs.
     
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