A snail's diet varies according to its natural habitat. A land snail is usually herbivorous and feeds on a variety of vegetables, fruits and soft barks. Other species of snails, such as the wolf snail, are carnivores and may even eat herbivorous snails. Snails, like other living things, need water to survive but can do with just a little amount of water.Continue Reading
The diet and feeding behavior of land snails greatly depend on how hungry they are. Roman snails or edible snails are exclusively plant eaters, though they prefer limp foods to fresh green ones. They crawl very slowly and often eat their food in an unhurried manner when they are in direct contact with it. Brown garden snails, however, are faster and more agile than Roman snails. They can crawl throughout their terrarium to find food. They are not picky eaters, and nearly everything, from vegetables to flowers, can be consumed. Snails kept as pets should be given a shallow bowl of water, where they can drink and bathe.
Land snails tend to keep company as they eat. Several brown garden snails can feed on a soft bark or a piece of vegetable, even if other food sources are available. This often causes problems when a large number of garden snails are released in a garden or a farm, as they can feed on cultivated plants and can become serious pests.Learn more about Slugs & Snails
Snails are members of the class Gastropoda, phylum Mollusca, and thus are not formally considered bugs. True bugs are part of class Hemiptera, which are from the phylum Arthropoda. Informally, however, bugs are considered to include all land invertebrates; in this sense, land snails are included.Full Answer >
The elephant snail is a species of large sea snail and a mollusk in the family Fissurellidae. Its name is derived from its tendency to swing its tentacles from side to side as it moves about.Full Answer >
A blue mystery snail is a freshwater snail from the Ampullariidae family. These snails are more commonly known as apple snails and are a popular aquarium pet.Full Answer >
Snail shells are formed when a snail continually feeds on calcium. A snail is born with a soft version of its shell that needs calcium to grow into the hardened form.Full Answer >