Emily and Caillou are always rescuing snails.
Every time we walk to the village, which is about 45 minutes away, we end up walking very slowly to make sure all snails are rescued from the path and safely placed on the grass.
We thought it might be nice to give a snail a loving and safe home and to observe it and learn about it.
Did you know that garden snails can live for up to five years?
We wanted to set up a comfortable home for our new pet, so we gathered our supplies:
Dirt, stones, sticks, a hiding place and some lettuce plants.
We started by adding a layer of dirt to our snail home and then gently watering it. Snails get most of their water from the ground and they can dry out easily, so it’s a good idea to keep their environment damp.
We planted lettuce plants in the corners and added a coconut shell to serve as shelter for our snail.
After we had set up a beautiful environment for our new snail we sprayed it with water. We are going to be spraying the snail home regularly to make sure that our snail stays healthy and happy!
The only thing left to do was finding a snail. It didn’t take very long to find our newest pet.
Meet Steve the Snail!
Steve is very happy in his new home, and Cai is absolutely in love with Steve. He takes his role as a snail owner very seriously and he keeps checking on him to make sure that he is ok. He has been singing to Steve, making plans for decorations for Steve’s home, and he has been reading lots and lots of stories to him, too.
Snails make a really easy pet for children because they don’t need a whole lot, but I do love seeing everyone caring so very much about even the littlest of creatures.