How Long Do Giant African Snails Live?

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Giant African land snails have a lifespan of between 5 and 6 years although there are some exceptions of individual giant African land snail known to live past their tenth birthdays. The lifespan is as a result of their ability to go into aestivation whereby they go to sleep during the periods of extreme drought.
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Giant African snails live in humid tropics, agricultural areas, coastline's, natural forests, planted forests, wetlands and urban areas ;O)
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1. Keep your snail in a well-ventilated glass or plastic tank. Keep your snail in a well-ventilated glass or plastic tank. Ensure that it has a secure lid. One snail needs a tank
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The shells of the giant African snail often grow to a length of 18 cm with a
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pet store is wrong. there is no river snail. only giant african snail. Giant African land snails are illegal in the US and some other countries due to their potential as a devastating
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All Giant African Land snails belong to the family of snails called the Archachatinidae. The smaller of these snails grow to be about 3 to 4 inches, while the larger ones can have a shell up to 14 to 15 inches long. They are known to have a life Span that averages to about 6 to 7 years, but can live up to 10 years.
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