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Old 08-11-2012, 07:37 PM
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My 4 year old African land snails have become less active. Also, they seem to be sealing themselves up more often. I keep my tank moist...not anymore or less than I used to. I feed them cucumber when they need it and have a cuttle fish bone in the tank as well.Can anyone please help.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:19 AM
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do you have any form of heating for them? sounds like they could be a bit on the cold side. I have GALS and keep them in a heated viv - consequently, they are very active
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:46 AM
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what other food do you supply other than cucumber - although snails are pretty much happy with most foods, i do like to rotate on a daily basis on what to offer them
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:17 PM
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Hello, thanks for your reply. I do have a heat pad but don't know if it's warm enough...I presume it is since it's the same heat pad I've always had. I will try and rotate their food and see if that helps. Do you have any other decoration in your tank?. I only have a log which they don't climb on.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:04 PM
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The only thing I have in my viv is a silk plant hanging on the side, took out the hides as they weren't interested, and removed the stones for them to climb on in case of accidents when coming in stuck from the lid. I have a habit stat on my viv,which is set at 72f. I use coco blocks, as they like to burrow plus they get the occasional bath and drop of beer from time to time as well as their snail mix - pretty spoilt actually!!
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0.1.0 Hog Island Boa: Bisto, 0.0.1 Bosc monitor: Colman and 1.0.0 husband
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:43 PM
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Thanks for your reply...it's much appreciated. We use coco brick as well. What do you do for a bath...just a shallow bowl? Also, what is snail mix?
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:02 AM
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Hiya, I have found this site very useful and make up my own snail mix for them - as for bathing, i turn the tap on for a slow tepid flow and put them close enough that they move their heads under the water - it's a good way of checking their shells and underfoot to make sure that all is ok - mine love it!



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1.0.0. Cockatiel: Nelson Dilbert, 1.0.0 Blue tongue skink: Worcester, 0.0.2. GALS, ,10.20.0. Rats
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0.1.0 Hog Island Boa: Bisto, 0.0.1 Bosc monitor: Colman and 1.0.0 husband
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My 4 year old African land snails have become less active. Also, they seem to be sealing themselves up more often. I keep my tank moist...not anymore or less than I used to. I feed them cucumber when they need it and have a cuttle fish bone in the tank as well.Can anyone please help.
It could just be the time of year, mine have gone into hibernation mode
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Old 15-11-2012, 10:02 PM
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I've got 4 GALS that are about 1 1/2 yrs old. I tend to feed them on whatever peelings, veg, salad we have going so they get a good variety of food. I also use coco blocks and keep it moist by spraying it regularly. I keep them in a large RUB that isn't heated (although the house is always warm as the wife has the heating on constantly) and they're really active (for snails).

Never thought of giving them a bath but they do crawl through their water bowl so they bath themselves. Ours have only sealed up once before and we thought they were dead but they've been fine since.
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