Post by glittersniffer on Apr 4, 2010 12:34:21 GMT
Okay so until recently my snails have pretty much ignored each other most of the time. Sometimes for a period of two days they'd sleep near eachother or something.
But recently baby- Who's an iredalei has been continually on one of either Pegasus' or Beast's shell. They're much larger than her and she has a weak shell. She's getting bashed about and carried upside down on the roof too.
Only moments ago she was on Pegasus but beast passed near and she swapped shells.
I know smaller snails often sit on the others but she just does it ALL of the time now.
Do you think its going to cause some problems? Like pulling their shell?
I doubt it will do them any harm seeing as she's so small compared to them, they have tough shells & supposedly can hold their body weight many times over. If it was your big snails climbing over her then it would probably be a different story. My snails climb over each other all the time, when they get fed especially & it doesn't seem to bother them & no harm has been done as I know of. Sorry I couldn't really help but hope I did a bit
As long as she is the one climbing on them and not the other way around, you have nothing to worry about I think that snails easily can carry another snail of the same size on their shells, otherwise it would be weird if snails really had THAT sensitive shell/mantle so it got damage that easily, since snails in the wild must hitchhike on each other too, and there sure aren't a lack of snails xD (generally speaking )
Only way to prevent our pet snails from not climbing on each other would be to keep them in separate tanks, letting them live all alone. Cause I bet everything that I own, that snails no matter how much you try and remove them from someones shell, will sooner or later just go back on a shell either when your asleep or not at home, or at any other time when you don't look in the tank
I'm not dumb, I'm just having bad luck when thinking
Well snail1 was climbing from sealing to wall. Snail2 was climbing on snail1 shell. Snail2 to is much bigger than snail1. Well as snail2 took foot of the sealing to be with whole foot on nother snail. I heard huge bang, because two snails smashed to wall togetter. Both got scared of this bang and then gravity was starting to take it's hold they started to slide down on glass bigger snails draging smaller snail with him. And they slide really fast. xD
Post by glittersniffer on Apr 17, 2010 9:03:26 GMT
Yea oh it doesnt matter to me her climbing over them its just the fact she's CONTINIOUSLY on one of their shells. But pegasus is a really curious snail so he's in little places and when i look she's upsidown with her shell being dug into someting and its weak
I like cuttlefish, I had first birds other kind of calcium block snails could not get anything out of it. You could add for while some calcium on food. I made some research and I found out that rose hip has really high calcium level in it. My snails love to eat it as baby food.
I didn't know that about rose hips. But they are very tart, since they are also very high in ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). I'm surprised a snail would like something so tart. Still, I will try some with my snails.