There are so many good, safe things for our snails to eat, I don't know why someone would want to take a chance with something potentially problematic. Sticking with the known safe foods will provide a healthy, varied diet for our snails.
I have been feeding this food to my snails sense I found them. It is highly nutritional, and my snails just love it. It is the only food they come running for. It is a dry food, I just add a little water to it as I feed it to them. And the best part is it is only about $3 for 13oz.
Intriguing. What's in it please? Is it a kind of seed mix?
"Designed for gut-loading crickets to increase their vitamin/mineral content prior to offering them as prey, Fluker's Cricket Feed allows insect-eating pets to benefit from the nutritional value of the insect itself,and from the insect's nutrient-rich gut contents as well.
Feeding Directions: Feed as the primary source of food to crickets and most other feeder insects. The insects can be maintained on the diet until the time comes to feed them to your pet. To ensure optimal nutrition and calcium intake, feed the insects to your pet on the day after they have consumed the diet. Store in a cool, dry place. No refrigeration needed.
Available in a 10.5 oz. jar.
Made in the USA."
I don't know is there anything to worry about that BHA.. I feed my snails with coltsfoot and it's said that it's been tobacco substitute. Snails do in wild some thing that maybe would make some health issues in humans. But now days I try avoid everything that has preservative in it. And if you have spare time always you can think how to make own mix with constituents that are in animal foods.
My snails seem to love Cucurbita pepo 'Butternut'. I don't like the taste really so maybe I feed it to my snails. It's so cheap that I could maybe buy it for seasonal treat in future. It's so hard that you almot can't cut it with knife so it won't go bad in fridge fast. It tastes like boiled potato swimming in oil, eww.. x)
As I am new to all this so I am still in the experimental stage of what they like etc...tonight I gave them some dill and boiled carrots, boy oh boy did they go for it! The whole packet of dill was eaten by all 4 of my GALS. Only the thick bits were left but I am sure they will gobble that up too tonight Any other suggestions what they really might enjoy?
None of my snails have ever showed any interest in cabbage. Most of them like lettuce though.
lostsouls65 - have you given them sweet potato? They tend to love that, you can feed it to them raw, boiled, mashed etc. It is more nutritional when raw though. Mine also tend to go crazy for sweetcorn and baby corn, and watermelon
I gave them some left over boiled sweet potatoe and you are right, they really like it. I have given them some cabbage in the past but they dont seem to be keen on it. When I used to live in Cyprus I used to see snails eating a plant called "Mallow" I found some in the woods the other day and yes they really enjoyed it, placed about 6 leaves in the tank over night, there was no sign of them in the morning
I have bought them some sweet potatoes tonight, they will get it tomorrow night, Honestly dill is on their top list for mine. I take them out the tank and watch them eat in a smaller container. Love watching them eat their fav food