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.Know More
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
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 ones can prey on live fish.Full Answer >
Snails can be divided into two categories when discussing manners of breathing: those with lungs and those with gills. Pulmonate (lung) snails assimilate oxygen through the thin wall ("lung") of their mantel cavity. Other snails breathe using gills.Full Answer >
Snails have a bodily fluid known as hemolymph that is similar to blood. Hemolymph is found in many invertebrates and is believed to have scientific and pharmaceutical benefits.Full Answer >
Snails do not have legs, but instead have one very large and very flat foot. Snails secrete a layer of mucus that they use to help them glide about.Full Answer >