Question Does anyone here have experience with garden snails?

FathomtheFish

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I have two young garden snails and one adult. The adult has been in hibernation for at least a month (paper-like substance covering body) and the two young ones aren't very active. What, if anything, is wrong with them? I have some pictures.
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They get fresh veggies, cuttlebone, organic potting soil, plenty of enrichment that's changed around often, and they can free-roam my desk sometimes when I work. They've also got some live moss and a small pool with water. When I take them out, they do become active and happy. Their enclosure is kept humid and moist, and the lid is covered so it preserves humidity.
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Snails both hibernate and estivate, so very specific conditions will be sensed by them. They are likely fine, and will come out when they think conditions are safe. They will even sense things like the weather change outside, so if it rains, they may come out.
 

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erinw347 said:
Snails both hibernate and estivate, so very specific conditions will be sensed by them. They are likely fine, and will come out when they think conditions are safe. They will even sense things like the weather change outside, so if it rains, they may come out.
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Now I want to keep land snails!
 

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I was going to say get some to roam around your garden or encourage birds to getrid of them
 

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smee82 said:
I was going to say get some to roam around your garden or encourage birds to getrid of them
I was expecting cooking tips for them.
 
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Thank you! It has been raining for the past week and the baby snails are more active now.

They make great “first pets” due to their not complicated care requirements. I’ve had these guys for a year now but in captivity their lifespan is 7-12.
 

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