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This is helix, I've has him the longest (that’s why his shell is the nicest)
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These are some more recent rescues (one girl has a pretty nasty crack in her shell but it’s healing up nicely)
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And of course the babies (I actually have 4 babies but I only have pictures of a couple)
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(The last pic the are all piling on some fresh squash I just put in there)

And for some reason they all like to sleep upside down
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Now we need a group pic,
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Helix on some lettuce (I know it doesn’t have the most nourishment for snails but it was all I had at the time)
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(his shell wasn’t as pretty in this pic cause this was a while ago)

Mystery snails munching on some squash (They love squash and sweet potatoes).
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What kind of snails are the non-aquatic (terrestrial) ones that you have? Where from? Bought? Local/wild?
They are helix aspersas (so technically a garden snail) (helix’s name has nothing to do with their scientific name, I named him that because of the definition of the word), these fellas are wild caught (they where rescued from an elderly ladies garden my sister was caregiving for), they where very malnourished when my sister found them due to poor living conditions so I took them in and started pampering them (and they are very happy about it).

Little helix I’ve had for longer because he was one of my first snails, I found him when I was pulling weeds for a lady down the street and just had to bring him home (he was also not in the best shape when I found him, but he’s happy and healthy now).
 
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They are helix aspersas (so technically a garden snail) (helix’s name has nothing to do with their scientific name, I named him that because of the definition of the word), these fellas are wild caught (they where rescued from an elderly ladies garden my sister was caregiving for), they where very malnourished when my sister found them due to poor living conditions so I took them in and started pampering them (and they are very happy about it).

Little helix I’ve had for longer because he was one of my first snails, I found him when I was pulling weeds for a lady down the street and just had to bring him home (he was also not in the best shape when I found him, but he’s happy and healthy now).
They're very pretty. All we have here is common garden snails, the escargot variety. I used to find tons of them doing work in flower beds for the old ladies in the neighborhood. For whatever reason they particularly liked Irises. Probably because in the summer the morning dew would trickle down to the bottom where the leaves met and they'd have a dark, damp place to hide. I don't think they ate the Irises though or at least I don't remember ever seeing damaged leaves. I'd get a dozen or so of them and take 'em for fish bait.

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They're very pretty. All we have here is common garden snails, the escargot variety. I used to find tons of them doing work in flower beds for the old ladies in the neighborhood. For whatever reason they particularly liked Irises. Probably because in the summer the morning dew would trickle down to the bottom where the leaves met and they'd have a dark, damp place to hide. I don't think they ate the Irises though or at least I don't remember ever seeing damaged leaves. I'd get a dozen or so of them and take 'em for fish bait.

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Yep, they do seem to like irises. The escargot variety (helix pomatia) is a close relative to helix aspersa, and helix aspersas are also edible and also considered “common garden snails” they are just a little prettier.
 

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Its so cool to see garden snails from other areas and how different they are. I keep several brown lipped grove snails myself, along with a few slugs. Your little snail squad is so cute!!!!!
 
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Just thought I would post some update photos on the girl with the cracked shell and the babies. She has made great strides of improvement with her cracked shell and is doing very well
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And these are the babies, they at certainly growing!
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