Care Sheet - Giant African Land Snail
Coastal area of East Africa
Up to 15 cm
Tropical and always damp/wet areas, also found in forests, grass steppe as well cultivated land
. Terrarium (for long term care) Aquarium with fitted lid or one of the plastic critter cages, size at least60x30x30 cm, 4-6 snails.
Coconut soil and Jungle Bedding mixed, also add some Sphagnum Moss
Daylight Sun T5 in combination with Light Strip
22-27°C, at night 21-22°CHumidity 75-80%
Fruit, vegetable, dandelion, soaked turtle food, not cabbage, watch over while feeding citrus fruit.Sprinkle with Calcium powder every feed plus add a cuttlefish bone. If the shell becomes miss shapedor soft they are not getting enough Calcium.
Up to 500 eggs, incubation at room temperature
Hiding places, some branches for climbing and Water Dishes is the basic equipment.