My little Rick getting some calcium! 🐌💙 One time I went to a pet store to buy a snail, and the woman working there actually knew what she was talking about! Lol she gave me some wonderful advice - she informed me that snails need calcium for their shells to keep them strong(you can still see where Rick has a line down his shell from when he lived at the pet store and was not given enough calcium. it's mostly healed now!😊), and when I asked her how I could help make sure my snail got all the calcium he needed, she said I could put a piece of cuttle bone, that's typically given to birds for calcium, in the tank and he would get what he needs from it.
I thought I would make an informative post as a sort of heads up for anyone who has snail babies in their tanks and maybe didn't know that snails need calcium, because I sure didn't know how to supply them with it until the wonderful pet store lady told me how🐌💙
**pro tip** if you look for cuttle bones in the clearance section of your pet store, they usually have broken ones on-sale, which saves you money and the bone is already broken apart for you! Lol I also use seaweed clips to keep it secured, because they do float lol
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