How Do Snails Have Babies?

How Do Snails Have Babies?

Snails have both male and female organs so all snails can lay eggs after mating. Each snail can lay about 100 eggs.

Snails can become sexually mature as early as 6 weeks old depending on the species. Many snails will cover each other in slime as a way of courting. They then finish the mating process. Afterwards the snails part ways. Each snail will lay its own eggs and bury them in wet dirt for protection. After 4 weeks, the snail eggs will hatch and come from under the dirt. The baby snails will eat their egg in order to gain calcium to harden their shells.