Grape snail has long been considered a delicacy. The French and other gourmets especially like to eat it. However, not everyone knows how easy it is to keep grape snails at home. Naturally, for this it is necessary to create a certain microclimate for the living of the presented animals. However, you won't need any special items or expensive equipment.
First of all, you need to take care of the place where your pets will live. To do this, you will need a terrarium of a certain size. The dimensions of the container depend on the number of snails grown. The main thing is that it should be closed, as these animals crawl well along the walls and can simply run away from their own home. Grape snails are grown at home quite simply and quickly.
The height of the terrarium must be at least 50 cm. For care, you need to purchase a regular hand sprayer. Also take care of the containers that will contain water and food. Fluid must always be fresh. Do not allow water in containersended. Grape snails grow well at home. In order for them to have something to crawl on, you can additionally decorate the container with moss or some kind of wooden snags. At the bottom of the terrarium should be a special substrate or coconut filler. Its thickness should not be large (about 5 cm).
In order for grape snails to feel comfortable at home, it is necessary to constantly moisten the soil. Additional lighting is not necessary. But the temperature should be at least 20 degrees. Periodically, all containers must be washed and cleaned. As for the soil, it needs to be changed every 6 months.
Grape snail at home feeds on foods such as vegetables, fruits, lettuce, dandelion and clover leaves. They can even eat grass meant for cats. It should be noted that the presented animals are very susceptible to infection by parasites, so all food should be washed very well. In addition, be sure to follow a certain diet. For example, adult snails can be fed once every 3 days, while young growing snails need to be fed daily. Remains of food from the terrarium must be removed.
In addition to the usual products, grape house snails need special calcium supplements. If you can’t buy them in the store, just grind the eggshell. Naturally, it needs to be pre-processed.
Regardingbreeding snails, then everything is quite simple. The main thing is to choose he althy individuals for mating. Naturally, it is better to buy them at a pet store. If all the conditions necessary for them are created, then then you can simply watch how small snails appear in your terrarium, as they breed themselves. The full growth cycle of these animals is 2 years.
That's all the features of the maintenance of grape snails. Good luck!