Snails consist of thousands of different species and consume a wide variety of different diets, although most land snails are herbivorous. For example, the common garden snail consumes cultivated plants, including citrus... More »

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To move, snails make a complex series of wave-like movements along their entire body, which propels them forward. Most of a snail's body actually consists of a large foot, and so the part of the body touching the floor i... More »

Snails are born out of white/yellow eggs from their mother or father, as snails are hermaphrodites, and hatch approximately 2 or 4 weeks after being laid. For the baby snails to hatch, the weather has to be the perfect m... More »

Leeches, beetles, caterpillars, flies, mites, shrews, mice, frogs, toads, snakes, other snails and a variety of various other birds, reptiles and amphibians are all natural predators to snails. Sometimes curious cats or ... More »

Snails need water to survive, and some snails do drink water; some species of snails absorb water from the air or, in the case of water snails, from the water they live in. Snails often consume liquid when eating various... More »

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Pond snails are herbivores who eat plants and plant-like materials found in ponds. Algae, floating plants and rooted plants are all preferred foods for pond snails. More »

Sea snails are generally omnivorous. They eat algae and sometimes feed on smaller snails as well. Some species, such as the cone snail, are predatory sea snails. Smaller cone snails tend to eat marine works, while larger... More »