GIANT African Land Snail! | Baby Snails | My Pet Snail

I’m sorry, I’ve got the giggles *snort* *giggle* Lets try this again Hey guys It’s Em Today, I’m going to be sharing with you my snails and the story behind one snail in particular um, called Shrek. so, without further… I’m so sorry, I can’t… I’m sorry, snails have faces and
they just amuse me so much UGGGHHHHHH!!!! O.O Also don’t forget to subscribe to
my channel if you haven’t already because I have a TON of amazing videos coming up and I’m super excited about them
and I want to share them with you. My snails at the moment are having a bath. I know that it sounds weird, but
you should soak your snails. And they are in a delectable
Ex Mint Chocolate Chip….soft scoop…. something or other, which I did NOT
devour all alone over the course of like two movies in one day. ;] I have someone peeking over the side here! He-
…OH! Ewww…you’ve got some grossness on your face! Come here… UGH! Lovely! Just…grime on my fingers right there. Eghhh xP I’m wetting my hands because
you should never really pick up a snail with dry hands. It can really damage their skin. TAAAH! DAAA!!! This is Shrek! Oh hello, is that you?
I think you’re a bit gorgeous aren’t you? I want to give you guys a really good close-up of Shrek. Hello! Is that you? I don’t really want to keep Shrek on my
hand too long even though my hand is wet because it’s just not good for them.
So I’m going to try and support him onto something which is uh quite state-of-the-art. I would like to introduce you to uh…
my lettuce leaf over hee-hee-here. This looks like how you would receive
some kind of trendy street food. Let’s peel it open and…
OH! It’s escargot! On the go! So this is Shrek. Look, I’m just
going to put Shrek up to my face, just so you can get a grasp of the scale of how big Shrek is. Let-
..Egh! Oh my god, you’re huge! I have an urge to lick her shell
but I’m not going to because I don’t really want to catch Meningitis. This is Shrek, my huge female giant African land snail. I say female because she laid
some eggs for me a couple of days ago but, in reality, snails can actually be
male or female; they’re hermaphrodites. They can change…
chop and change if they’re going to be male or female so…um, you know,
just because she laid some eggs for me the other day doesn’t mean that she’s always been female. I’m fairly certain that she was
a male when she first came to me. Is that you in the camera? Are you going to
be a YouTube famous snail? I think you are. She’s rasping on my finger! You see my fingers under there?
She’s licking it gently with her raspy tongue. AGGHH! It doesn’t hurt, it just feels really weird. It’s like a miniature cat tongue under
there just like… stroking my fingertip. So gross, Shrek, seriously! *giggle* Shrek has a really interesting backstory. Shrek is actually a rescue pet of mine
because she was found, not by me, but she was found, abandoned, by a
woman who was driving on the road. I think it was somewhere down in
Kent, which is the South of England. And this woman came across this crate and pulled over because it was right in the middle of
the road and she didn’t want to like hit it or anyone else to hit it because
she was being really considerate. And she moved it, looked inside,
and found a whole ton of baby snails. Now, baby snails, I will show you
one near the end of this video, but they are so tiny, they can balance
on the tip of my finger and just disappear because they’re so tiny. So she actually took them home and
her and her husband raised them. They would give them baths
and they would look after them. And Shrek grew to be one of the largest. Not THE largest, but one of the largest
out of the clutch that she rescued. And she just had so many of them
and was getting on a little bit in age and she just needed someone
else to take over their care, so I said that I would take on a
couple of snails, which I have done. And Shrek actually doesn’t
just live at home with me now. I have…had* a big vivarium which
I used to use for Shrek but… Don’t eat my finger! But I had to prioritize some other animals coming in. And at my workplace, we’ve got the same size
vivarium, so I just took her to my workplace. Now the people who kept Shrek
before me were super kind people, I can’t thank them enough for what they
did for Shrek and the other snails, but they didn’t have quite the same knowledge
that other people who are more experienced with exotic animals have on how to care for
snails and they kind of bred out of control because these guys can lay hundreds of
eggs at a time if the environment is right. These guys are actually a pest in their native land
in Africa because they can actually strip drywall. They are voracious eaters.
They devour things in the right climate and, unfortunately, there wasn’t enough calcium slup…. SLUPLAMENT?? enough calcium supplement being put into their
diet, so they started eating each other’s shells. So all the smaller baby snails would climb
on to Shrek and rasp away with their tongues. So let me see if I can show you.
So all of this here, that should be nice and smooth. In fact, I’m going to show you what a
healthy snail shell looks like. This is a healthier snail shell. This here’s Delilah and I actually raised
Delilah from when she was absolutely tiny Again, I don’t know if Delilah is technically male or female, I mean she’s actually both, really. You can see her shell is just far superior in
every way as compared to Shrek’s shell. And these two are related.
Delilah is the offspring of Shrek and my deceased snail, who’s up here.
The shell anyway. This over here is a smaller baby.
It’s a little bit shy, so hiding. And then if we want to go
SUPER crazy on tininess… Do you see how tiny this little one is??
*GASP* You’re too cute!! Now these, guys, if you were thinking of keeping them
as pets, do bear in mind they do need high humidity. They do need to have a particular temperature,
or you could lose them all. *snap* Just like that. If you are going to keep them,
I would recommend ONE snail. ONE! Because you put TWO together, and you’re keeping
them right, the likelihood is that these guys will breed and when they start breeding,
they don’t really stop. Please be responsible. If you are interested in
a snail, do your research, set them up properly. This is the underside of a snail.
That’s the underside of her foot. HELLOOO!!! *background music* So there you have it, that is my rescue
snail Shrek and her babies. I really really hope that you enjoyed this video. I also just want to shout out really quickly
and say a huge “Thank You So Much” to everybody that has subscribed to my channel in the last week. My channel has just kind of expanded
in ways that I didn’t think it would and, you know, although the numbers are not in the millions, every single person means so much to me. Thank you all so much for watching.
Please do subscribe to my channel, I’ve got some amazing videos coming up for you all. Have an awesome day, whatever you’re doing, and I will catch you in another video soon! BYE! *whispers* HEY! Don’t forget to Subscribe!

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100 thoughts on “GIANT African Land Snail! | Baby Snails | My Pet Snail

  1. Thank you all so much for your comments on this video 🙂 I am so happy that so many of you find Shrek as adorable as I do.
    To answer a couple of questions:
    1) Snails have both male and female sex organs
    2) The tattoo on my arm says 'You keep me safe, I'll keep you wild'.
    3) Shrek isn't dead (Long live shrek)
    4) Yes, I actually have a partner who isn't repulsed by snails 🙂
    Thank you all! xx

  2. I don’t know if you know what’s stroking your finger but the tongue is a bit higher then that and the genitals is right under a snails face

  3. Like I have found many snails in my garden and love to admire them but that is the biggest snail I have ever seen! Absolutely adorable!

  4. in my school we have giant African snails and we have thousands of hatchlings literary , its becoming a breading problem a ny help?

  5. That's funny because I'm a transexual and I always felt like in a past life I was once a giant African land 🐌😂😭😂😂😆 I never new snails could change there sex like people now days

  6. I remember touching a humongous snail the snails shell was the size of my flippin head and trust me i when i was small and touching that it reached over to my face ;-; but i love them now i have them in my garde UwU

  7. Love it! I have two snails that are kept separate but one of them started having babies and they are teeny tiny!

  8. Thank you for the information. No it wasn’t a topic I would’ve ever touched on. As close as I come to a snail I’d say is Sponge Bobs Gary. Your adorable and sweet and I can say you are genuine. I will help your channel go viral. And will be super happy to

  9. At my friend's house she used to have like 20 baby snails and they were covering the older snails shell you couldn't even see the shell it was just baby's all over its shell and this is graffic but I took a butter knife and scrapped then all off and saved the older one

  10. This is what I look up (when it’s not Hamilton) and so this showed up and I LOVE AFRICAN LAND SNAILS 🐌 THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!

  11. Shrek actually looks tasty on that huge leaf of lettuce. Do you let Shrek walk all over your face? I've seen snail slime as the main ingredient in many crazy expensive skin-care products. You could bottle that up and sell that snail slime for tons of cash

  12. I didn’t realise they had snails like this where I live! That’s so cool and I never realised that there are cool animals that can be found near me (^ω^)

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