Additional vegetables and fruits:
If you want to include herbs in your pet's diet,
avoid spicy, flavory and bitter herbs.
When choosing a cherries, pay attention
to its ripeness and clean of the seeds.
Offer a snail a ripe and sweet apricot.
Asparagus, its tops may be bitter,
so cut it off as well as the rough lower
part of the stem. When feeding a pet,
use only a middle of the stem, which
was cut along.
When choosing a plum, pay attention
to its variety and ripeness, peel and clean
of the seed. Fruits quickly go bad and begin
to ferment due to the acid content; when
serving fruit find your sense of proportion
and make a greater emphasis on healthy,
Cauliflower is divided into inflorescences like
broccoli, soaked for a while and washed well.
Avocado get dark and go bad quickly.
Two varieties of avocado are more common
and both are suitable: ordinary green
and hass (dark). It is worth choosing
not too hard or too soft fruit. A hard fruit will
be unripe, and a too soft fruit will be rotten.
A melon is cut, cleaned of seeds, washed
well and cut into thin slices.
Lettuce is included in the basic die
of some rare decorative species.
Before serving, each lettuce leaf
is separated and washed well
in cold water.
Serve only red-ripe and sweet peaches
and nectarines. A feature of a peach is
a rough and fluffy surface, be sure
to peel the fruits.
Red-ripe mango is peeled, the flesh is cut
in slices from a large seed, placed along
the entire fruit.
There is no way to get rid of raspberry
seeds, but they are much softer than
blackberry's seeds. Among the ripe
and sweet raspberries, there are berries
with sourness. Do not offer raspberries
to your pet often and taste a piece of exact
the berry that you are going to serve.
Broccoli divide into inflorescences
and soaked for a while (about an hour),
then the inflorescences are washed
and offered to a pet. Snails usually
nibble the deep green tops.
Carrot is a solid crispy vegetable,
it is offered to pets chopped, ground
or grated. Both early and old carrots
are suitable for feeding, but if you have
a choice, then give preference to early
carrots, juicier, sweeter and healthier.
Dewberry has very hard seeds, so you
should offer your pet only the whitening
flesh that is hidden inside the berry.
Blueberries and huckleberries
are apparently similar berries,
blueberries are with strong and rich
taste, and huckleberries are more
often watery and sour. Do not clean
the seeds if are enough soft.
Always taste even well-known vegetables
or fruits, as one of them may turn out
to be unripe even if it looks ripe.
If you want to offer to a snail berries,
such as grapes, remove the berries
from the bunch and rinse them well
under the stream water. Each grape
berry must be cut (for a pet reaches
to reach flesh) and remove the seeds
(offer seedless varieties).
Sometimes not only a vegetable/fruit
variety can be sour, but also some part
of it. Tomato should be cleaned from sour
contents (namely, the seed part with
the liquid) and include in a pet's diet
only the non-acidic fleshy part.
Remember some vegetables and fruits
can go bad quickly, especially in humid
and warm terrarium conditions, such
as bananas, and they need to be removed
the next day. Neutral vegetables do not
oxidize and do not ferment quickly.
A watermelon before feeding a snail
is peeled, cleaned of seeds and must
be cut into thin plates (especially for
a baby snail) to avoid a pet's choking
during feeding, due to the watery
structure of the flesh.
Ones with thin and soft skins,
like peppers, can be washed with clean
water and then scald. Choose only sweet
pepper varieties that must be cleaned
of seeds first.
Mushrooms are a good source of vegetable
albumen. Usual mushroom champignon
is mostly used in feeding. Remove a top
skin from the mushroom's cap, and
the black plates under the cap, which
often go with sand and crumbs of ground.
Some varieties of vegetables and fruits
may turn out to be quite harsh, it is not
as harmful as sour, but most likely snails
will not eat such fruit. Often harsh taste
is found in some varieties of pears.
There are varieties of vegetables
and fruits that gives a strong acidity
and are not suitable for feeding a pet.
If your choice is apples, then make sure
that this variety is sweet and suitable,
wash, peel the apple and remove
the middle with seeds from apple slices.
Do not offer apples to your pet often.
Peel all vegetables and fruits,
and water them well before feeding.
As the peel of some vegetables
and fruits can be sprayed with some
chemicals and harm the snail.
Among cucumbers and its varieties,
may come across bitter or harsh fruits,
as well as fruits with an acidic seed
middle. For sure taste a vegetable
and cut off the seed if it is acidic.
Pumpkin usually does not go bad quickly
like other items of neutral vegetables
and does not lose its nutritional value
the next day, such vegetables can be left
in a pet's terrarium for one (two days).
Zucchini and its varieties does not have
sourness, has a slightly perceptibly
sweet taste, almost neutral, with easily
assimilated nutritious soft flesh.
Bowls: due to its biological characteristics a pet is more interested in hunting for food in different corners of a terrarium. If you use a bowl, then choose
a special one with well-rounded streamlined edges as in the photo, with the edges of the bowl not protruding or touching the growth of the shell.
Avoid rubber bowl-food covers. A pet can nibble a piece of a rubber bowl-food covers, if it decides it smells of food.
Water and drinking bowls: it is better to use purchased, drinking water. Ordinary tap water can be a source of white mould on the shell. It is enough to spray
the walls of he terrarium to water a pet. It is more naturally for the snail to lick the drops than to look for a bowl-drinker. But if your choice is a drinking
bowl – fill only the bottom of the bowl with water to avoid choking and drowning of the pet.
"Food hunting": place food randomly in different parts of the terrarium, create different combinations of fruits and vegetables smells. The snail while wandering
around and exploring the area stumbles upon nice smelling objects and eat them up. Always lay down a couple of slices of each vegetable and fruit, the snail most
likely will not eat everything, but the fullness and rich choice of a tidbit positively affects the pet’s mood. Keep in mind that fruit and vegetable mush takes away
snail’s choice to get only necessary and useful components and avoid what it does not need.