update: she no longer responds to when I touch her. She comes out of her shell enough to peak around after I have put her down, but she is going straight back after less than a minute. She has stopped eating completely. Even when it’s out of my hand. I have tried many mushed things. Still nothing. I’m currently in class right now so I don’t know what she’s doing at the moment. What I woke up this morning she was attempting to move up the wall of her tank. She quickly fell off of it. I freaked out cause I heard a big THUD. Her shell is fine fortunately. It worries me that she still is not placing her foot down enough to attach to anything. I have tried to get her to crawl across my hand. Normally it’s super hard to get her off of me, but now she just slides right off. I honestly think she is at her final days because she is so frail and sickly looking. Again like I said in previous posts I think it’s just from being bred so many times with siblings that is causing this. Everything I have found matches with a weak genetic line. All I have to say is be careful where you buy your snails from. After she passes I do not think I will get another pet snail because I would feel like I’m replacing her. If she does not pass within the next week I will be euthanizing her. I cannot see her like this anymore. I will update you about her as soon as I can.
Kiwi is more retracted, but not by much. She hasn’t moved in forever so I try and move her around her tank. She just stays in the spot for a couple hours and then attempts to come and climb her was to the top of her tank. She fails and then just lays there. I’ve been preparing to euthanize her so I have flat beer sitting in my fridge at the moment.
She does show sickly signs of the near death stage, but she isn’t retracted super far which is weird. When my snail died from deep retraction he was super far retracted and wouldn’t barely move until he never woke up again. I wish I could change your mind about euthanizing her, but it’s your choice. I really hoped she would get better, but unless she lives like this all her life there is nothing else you can do. I’m so sorry. 😔
The one thing that is making me feel like should euthanize her is her refusing to eat. She is extremely frail. Her shell is hard for her to pull around. My other snail buscuit is so retracted that you can’t see her. I honestly don’t know what is wrong with kiwi. I’m just trying to piece things together. J know for a fact that buscuit is suffering from deep retraction. Kiwi is an absolute mystery for me. She has a bunch of signs that she is sick. She’s not even using the restroom. I believe she is just dying from an internal issue going on. I don’t like euthanizing animals at all. Last year I had to euthanize one of my pet dogs because of cancer. It absolutely destroyed me. I just don’t want my snail to suffer more than she has too. She is one of the happiest little pets I’ve ever had. When I used to come home from class and work; she would crawl up to the glass of the enclosure to greet me. I just wish I knew where I went wrong if it was on my part. Thank you so much for your concern. Kiwi and I greatly appreciate you. God bless!
Good morning. Sorry I didn’t update you earlier. Unfortunately Kiwi passed away the other morning. I did not euthanize her. I will burry her later today when I get home from class. Thank you so much for your help! God bless 💕✨