And Some Things You’ll Need to Care for Them
According to snail owners.
Pepper Apollo, who has owned thousands of snails, says she uses glass aquariums ( from $13 at petco.com). A good rule of thumb, she says, is that a garden snail needs “one gallon per one adult snail. Smaller species can get away with less.”
Lindsey Cormack recommends putting coconut fiber ($8 at petco.com) on the bottom of the tank—it absorbs and breaks down waste. “On top of the substrate, put down some sphagnum moss ($7 at amazon .com)—they like to nibble on it.”
Baby and adult snails alike need calcium to ensure their shells grow large and strong. Several of the owners we spoke to recommended putting a cuttlebone ($3 at petsmart .com) in the tank so the snail can absorb its minerals.