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    Snails

    Where can I buy feeder snails with the shell? It's for my Blue Tongue Skink I would like to offer a varied diet. I can only find canned snails that do not have the shells. Isn't the shell a great source of calcium? Any help would be appreciated.
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    Re: Snails

    I definitely had no idea that they ate snails! However, I think you'll have a very hard time finding canned or in any way dead snails with shells. Have you considered buying live trumpet snails or small apple snails? Hopefully someone with more experience with the species will come along to help!

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    Re: Snails

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucysfriend View Post
    Where can I buy feeder snails with the shell? It's for my Blue Tongue Skink I would like to offer a varied diet. I can only find canned snails that do not have the shells. Isn't the shell a great source of calcium? Any help would be appreciated.
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    Blue tongues LOVE eating snails!
    The shell is great for calcium, but most of the time they break the shell and just eat the contents, so even without it, they are still a nice addition to the diet. You CAN use them from the garden as long as no pesticides have been used, even in winter the snails can be found under stones, inside empty plant pots, etc... Or you can use the snails they sell in aquarist shops, (the freshwater type).

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    Re: Snails

    LOL I have 3 feet (at least) of hard pack snow on the ground.
    I have never seen snails around here...slugs but not snails and that's in the summer.
    But thanks anyway!
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    Re: Snails

    If you can, buy a few GALS (Giant African Land Snails) and breed them the babies have just the right size. 3-4 GALS fit great in 32 qt. boxes and feed them leftover fruits and greens along with some calcium and you'll have ton's of snails in a few months.
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    Re: Snails

    I *think* I had apple snails (they're the aquatic guys, right?) I only fed them to my skins a couple of times but they really liked them. They would eat the whole shell if they were small (pea sized).
    A lot of fish stores get snails with their fish that they have no use for, you might check there.

    The general rule for using garden snails is to let them sit in a tank for 10 days and make sure they don't die to make sure they haven't been poisoned.

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    Re: Snails

    Quote Originally Posted by titus View Post
    If you can, buy a few GALS (Giant African Land Snails) and breed them the babies have just the right size. 3-4 GALS fit great in 32 qt. boxes and feed them leftover fruits and greens along with some calcium and you'll have ton's of snails in a few months.

    That`s a great idea, I will try this myself, thanks!

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    The GALS are illegal in the US.
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    Re: Snails

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    The GALS are illegal in the US.
    Darn I was thinking about getting some
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    Re: Snails

    We have a local marine shop that just sells live aquarium fish - I got mine from there. I can't say if I've noticed them in the PetSmart that also sells fish or not...
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