Saturday 27 June 2015

A New Friend

Today a new addition joined my household, internet, meet Rupert. 

Rupert is a juvenile Giant African Land Snail of the albino variety (Achatina Fulica Jadatzi). He is my second Giant African Land Snail, as when I was younger I had another for several years. 

Snails have played a fairly significant role throughout my childhood, I have always found them particularly interesting. I always used to 'look after' the snails in our garden, and our neighbours would bring snails to our house as they didn't want them on their plants/vegetables.

Not only was a GAL snail one of the first pets we had that I had sole-responsibility for, I also used to take home the GAL snail that used to live in my science classroom, over the school holidays. 

Giant African Land Snails are a very interesting first-pet, and are relatively easy to care for. If you are interested in keeping a snail, there are a variety of websites and care sheets online where you can find out more information about how to care for them.

I am excited to see Rupert's growth over the coming months.