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Giant Land Snails As Pets

Giant Land Snails, particularly the African Species, but also a few of the American species are often popular choices for pets, especially childrens’ pets. So why do many people choose to keep one of these snails over other animals, such as dogs, cats and rabbits? Well, the main attraction to giant land snails as pets […]

August 12, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 3 Comments
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My Giant African Land Snails’ New Home

So, yesterday I bought a new vivarium for my three beautiful giant African land snails, and it’s twice the size of their last one. In fact the vivarium that I chose is the biggest one in the ‘Geo’ range; it being ‘Geo maxi’. It measures 41.3 x 26 x29.8cm. Ok, so I know my giant […]

August 11, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 2 Comments
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How to Clean Out A Giant Land Snail’s Vivarium

Many pet giant land snails will live in some kind of vivarium or tank. Vivariums are ideal homes for many exotic animals as they enable easy access to the creature, and as many vivariums are transparent, it makes it easy for you to safely study your pet. Depending on the size and species of your […]

July 30, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 3 Comments
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Giant African Land Snail Photos

So, about a week ago I got three baby giant african land snails! They’re called Felicity, Claire and Shelley. Here’s some of the first ever pictures I took of them: enjoy! Also if you now which species they are please comment. I’m still in the process of identifying them but will appreciate all the help […]

June 11, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 4 Comments
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Breeding Giant African Land Snails

Many people get interested in molluscs by keeping giant African land snails. If you keep more than one giant land snail then you are likely to become a giant land snail breeder, whether you like it or not! Giant African land snails are hermaphrodites, (each snail contains male and female parts), so any two snails […]

June 6, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 59 Comments
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How to make a suitable home for your giant land snail

Giant land snails are considered to be great pets for a young child, as they are easy to look after. Before you buy yourself or your child a giant land snail you must consider it needs and make sure you have a suitable home for it. Generally your giant land snail should be kept in […]

May 28, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 6 Comments
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Giant African Land Snails: Achatina Fulica Rodatzi

After hours of searching the web for information on this species I have come to the conclusion that there is a lot of contradicting information about the Achatina Fulica Rodatzi. A lot of owners who think they have this species apparently have Achatina Fulica Hamillei or Achatina Fulica. So the Achatina Fulica Rodatzi is an […]

May 23, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 9 Comments
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Giant African Land Snails: Achatina Fulica Hamillei

The Achatina Fulica Hamillei is a sub subspecies of the Achatina Fulica species, and is often confused with Achatina Fulica Rodatzi, which is the albino variant of the A. Fulica Hamillei. Information about this snail is quite hard to find as many snails believed to be of the Hamillei species are actually Achatina Fulica Rodatzi […]

May 23, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · One Comment
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What Do Giant Land Snails Eat?

Whether you have a giant American or giant African land snail, they will most likely have the same dietary requirements. Of course when you buy a giant land snail you should always ask then what it eats so you have some idea of what it is used to eating. As a rough guide here are […]

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Giant American Land Snails: Megalobulimus Oblongus

Most giant land snails are African, this one, the Megalobulimus Oblongus, is different because it is actually a giant American snail. There are quite a few giant American snail species, although overall, the African species are a lot more common as pets. Megalobulimus Oblongus originally comes from South America, but can now be found in […]

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Giant African Land Snails: Archachatina Degneri

This species, also called the ‘Giant Gold Coast Snail’ is one of the smaller members of the Archachatina family with a shell length of 8-9cm, compared to the Archachatina Marginata shell length of around 12cm. Archachatina Degneri has a fairly smooth and shiny shell, with the first three and a half whorls being of a […]

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Giant African Land Snails: Achatina Achatina

This snail, also called the ‘Tiger Snail’ and the ‘Giant Ghana Snail’ is the largest land snail in the world. Due to its vast size of an average 18-20cm shell length, this species is very popular for pets. A shell length for this snail can easily exceed 30cm, with an average diameter of about 9cm! […]

May 8, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 2 Comments
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Giant African Land Snails: Achatina Immaculata

This is another species of Giant Land Snail that is often kept as a pet, though not as often as Achatina Fulica.  These two species are often confused with each other due to them looking fairly similar, although there is a lot of variation between the two if you know what you’re looking for. Achatina […]

May 8, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · One Comment
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Giant African Land Snails: Achatina Fulica

The giant African land snail Achatina Fulica is one of the most common giant land snails in the world. They are east African snails and are a popular choice and most common choice for pets due to the fact that their shells can grow up to 25cm in length! In fact, the largest ever Achatina […]

May 8, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 2 Comments
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Giant African Land Snails: Archachatina Marginata

The giant African land snail Archachatina Marginata is the largest of the Archachatina sub-species of giant land snails. This species of giant land snail can be found native to West Africa and can have a shell of up to 12-15cm in length! The family of Archachatina Giant Snails are generally more primitive than Achatina snails […]

May 8, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 3 Comments
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