Starting January or sooner I will be taking in all unwanted, abandoned or abused land snails no matter the condition, size or species.
I’m Carla and I have been caring for snails for around 6 years, I have a small breeding programme for Albino Reticulatas and am looking to start a programme for the endangered Helix Pomatia, I do research with these and other European species of snails which include health conditions, genetic disorders, general care, environment & enrichment, breeding, cross breeding and the affects of inbreeding.
All my snails receive the upmost care including indoor and outdoor habitats suited to their species, UV lighting, feeding programmes (inc. supplements) and daily shell and skin care.
If you can no longer care for any of your snails, I will gladly take them in when the centre is up and running.
(Due to the care, time and space needed for these snails I can only take in a limited amount)
Also, may I have an idea of this daily shell and skin routine? It sounds intruiging
Yes, it sounds like a spa for snails. ;D
It does, doesn't it?
I've looked on te website and it looks very professional. I'm really excited actually.
Maybe Snail Corner could during the summer pick up some snails from Brixton and put them up for adoption? It'd be good for people who can't get to London.
I'd much rather adopt the species of snail I want, knowing that I'm giving it a better home/life than buy a snail which is already being looked after properly. If that makes sense? Sort of like I'd rather get the same thing I wanted by adopting it than buying it because adoption would make me feel better? In the sense that I'm improving it's life and giving it another chance.
I'm having some trouble shifting some fulica babies I rescued but I'm debating about whether to give some to a snail rescue, I mean, if I can't get rid of them I'm not sure you'll be able to. But I suppose snail rescues have that thing, it makes people feel good to know they've taken in a snail that used to be uncared for. I've told people they're rescues but I suppose it doesn't make much difference.
Your site is lovely, and I really like the 'meet the snails' section. Looks like you'll be doing a great service. It may be an idea to clarify the 'take in all snails' part, as it may be interpreted to mean all, no matter how many that is.
There is plenty of information available to people regarding how many fulica are likely to hatch from eggs, the frequency of clutches, the need for regular egg checks and that fulica are not always easy to re-home due to the shear number of them. Many people have got the message but there are still too many snails looking for homes. Good luck.
Yes your research does sound intriguing, hope that goes well for you too.