It’s an effective way to show that your page matches people’s search intent . G. atlanticus in particular feeds only on Physalia, also So, your family pet, birds and different wildlife will be risk-free from the fencing. This article has been viewed 32,651 times. And a lot of food waste. The sea slugs belong to the phylum Mollusca. But it still does not keep the slugs out. So place small amounts of these foods inside the container for your pet and make sure you change them every day to maintain cleanliness and avoid bad smell. This bright yellow, creepy crawly is often as long as your hand if not longer. Always remember to add hide-out places, for when your slug gets scared! Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent from Mississauga, ON on March 16, 2013: Never knew we can keep slugs as pets. That way anyone wanting to capture a slug for a pet can find them eating away in the compost. Interesting though. I barely ever see slugs though and never really considered having one as a pet untill i saw 2 of the cuties! Jayme Kinsey from Oklahoma on March 13, 2013: I love pet slugs. "I have always been wanting to keep slugs as pets, but was not sure how to do it. Nell Rose from England on January 15, 2013: I would never have guessed that anyone would want to keep slugs for a pet, but after reading this they are pretty interesting little things, but I will pass keeping them though! A slug is basically a snail without a shell, Most slugs are herbivorous, but there are a few carnivorous slugs too, Slugs eat decomposed and rotting vegetation, Slug eggs can remain dormant for years and hatch when conditions are favourable, Slugs can live up to 6 years if conditions are good for their survival, Slugs can stretch their body a lot so that they can squeeze through even very small openings, Slugs can grow their tentacles back if they lose them, Slugs will dehydrate and die if you put salt over them. Amy ( a_m_y_x_o on insta ) on October 01, 2019: Lol. wikiHow marks an article as reader-approved once it receives enough positive feedback. Jeannie Marie from Baltimore, MD on March 13, 2013: I never thought of having a slug as a pet until now. Hello Mary615, thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. I am sure you will enjoy watching them! Although wild toads don't make great long-term How many times do I have to change the soil? interesting hub livingsta, nell. 4. Thank you for reading Suhail. I’ve been thinking back and I realised that his skin got darker over the weeks I had him. Do not feed too much fruits as too much sugar in fruits might kill the slug. And it is really gross to clean up. My 5 year old son has 3 slugz of varying size he loves them, I love slugs but animals can easily eat them, Hi I have a slug called Virginia 2 because the first one got stepped on .I keep him in a small container with holes on top .I’m starting a slug collection and I have a big snail collection. Please help us continue to provide you with our trusted how-to guides and videos for free by whitelisting wikiHow on your ad blocker. I really don't think it's worth being stung by a Blue Dragon just so you can keep one as a pet. Provide Some Stagnant Beer Beer traps are a popular option. To create this article, 12 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. Place your snail(s) in your back-up habitat and add fresh soil or dirt, leaves, grass, and food. For a habitat, you can use multiple things, such as a critter-keeper, a photo storage box, an old container, a mason jar, an old aquarium with a lid, and even clear plastic boxes from the dollar store. I'm just not sure if I want a slug for a pet! Having a snail as a pet, though, presents specific challenges. These are nocturnal animals. What do you think about that?? I learn something new everyday on hubpages :-). It is a good idea to keep some live plants even in the small basic terrarium. [1] X Research source Make sure to provide proper ventilation. Slugs insist on pushing the envelope, never quite coming inside but climbing all over the exterior walls at night. The “slug fencing” will certainly not hurt other animals. By using our site, you agree to our. This is an interesting one and popular in some parts of the world. across. My philosophy about bugs and critters is that I won't bother them (much) if they're outside, but they're dead meat if they come into my house. livingsta (author) from United Kingdom on January 24, 2013: Hi Unknown spy, you will for sure find them in areas where you find the snails. Get some dirt and bake it at 400 F to kill all the creatures it may come with. This will keep the moisture your slug needs in the habitat. 4. wide, 25 cm (10 in.) Bioactive is a good choice for slugs, since they are high waste animals. I can't imagine holding them in my hands. I have had snails for 1 or 2 years but untill today i havent had slugs. Melissa A Smith from New York on January 09, 2013: livingsta (author) from United Kingdom on January 09, 2013: Aww, that's so sweet @Dragonflyfla. livingsta (author) from United Kingdom on March 16, 2013: Hello Stephanie, thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts and experience. I, Kimberly Gauthier (owner), am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. We are back with another video about a slug habitat, and food choices for your pet slug! The term "slugs" in general refers to the ones that live on land. They can often be seen after a rain or in damp, moist areas like damp wood or cardboards, flower pots, or any place that retains moisture. You can't; however, the general rule is: the smaller the slug, the younger it is. Hint: avoid using plants which will need plenty of The ones found in freshwater are called freshwater slugs and the ones found in sea are called sea slugs. Now that we have seen all the basics about slugs, what they like, what they do, what is dangerous for them, etc., let us look into how to care for a slug that you will be growing up and looking after as your pet. "I found 2 garden snails that I'm keeping as pets. In order for your slug to be happy, moist and healthy, spray the container with enough water from time to time, without which your pet will dehydrate, become dry and eventually die. livingsta (author) from United Kingdom on January 11, 2013: Neither have I Kimberly before I actually started writing this hub. Change the substrate once a week or once every two weeks to maintain a clean habitat for your slug’s own health benefits. livingsta (author) from United Kingdom on January 10, 2013: Thank you Melissa and thank you for the vote :-). Slugs are eaten by frogs, toads, snakes, rats, some birds, beetles etc. You then need to have food to feed your slug and a spray bottle to spray water into the slug’s home. This tactic is one my slugs like: take water from water bottles and gently drip a drops of water on them to keep them moist. A drainage layer is optional but may be helpful. You will also need to feed your slug every day, just give it You need a home for your slug. I suggest doing more research into bioactive if yo… I am quite not sure about the slugs as pets either and I haven't had one! Provide fresh and rotting (but no mold) for a variety. References These can be grouped into five different orders: the cephalaspidea (headshield slugs), sacoglossa (sapsucking slugs), anaspidea (sea h… First of all, before finding a suitable slug, you need to make sure you have the requirements for your new pet. Interestingly, the paths they leave aren't quick to grow green mold (shady side of the house), so I'm thinking of developing a slime-based home mold inhibitor ... or maybe just offering them to anyone who's interested in one or more as pets. I just found a slug in my yard and I quickly searched up what to do with it I’m happy that you post this because I wouldn’t know what to do with my slug and it would probably die, I just got a slug yesterday but it seems to be moving slowly and it looks like it's over wait (if it's possible) but i think it might die soon :(. Where to Keep a Pet Slug The container you use can be a small aquarium or another spacious container at least 20 cm by 20 cm with a lid that has tiny holes for ventilation. I’m not sure if you have the answer, but do you know if this is normal in garden slugs? Just don't give them plants with pesticides! lol! The lid should have holes for ventilation. Next time I see a slug, I will try to make it a pet. Slugs are very similar to the snails except for the shells. That was useful information, returning them back to the wild. You can sure link this hub, and I think it will be a good idea to link yours to mine as well if it's alright with you. thank you for the informaion i found a slug in my back yard and i am now caring for it. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts on this. Never put your pet in direct sunlight. Pour the water and the film on top, and the small layer out, then just put back your slug in and refill everything. I had around 100 snails as they were breeding like crazy and dad kept killing them so i released them somewhere safer in a foresty sort of place. They are harder to find in my garden but i rventually found 2! This diverse group is thought by some to consist of more than 100,000 species, which include snails, clams, octopuses and squid. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. I am glad this was of interest to you! I'd be happy to have you link back. Michelle Liew from Singapore on March 13, 2013: All creatures are interesting! Do not keep the slug in direct sunlight. Pet snail care Pet snail home The enclosure can be as simple or as extravagant as you’d like. All you need to keep a slug as a pet is the information provided here and a few supplies. This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Within this phylum, the sea slugs make up the subclass Opisthobranchia, which is comprised of more than 3,000 species. Slugs come out during the night, so if you need to find one, the best time is after sunset. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. Stephanie Henkel from USA on March 16, 2013: Very interesting hub with lots of great information on slugs...but, sorry, I couldn't bring myself to be nice to them after I've declared war on all the slugs that have eaten my garden and flowers! They are found on land, in freshwater, and in the sea. 0 Metal Slug Anthology: You gain access to several classic titles on a single disc, allowing you to blast through a … Have a look around next time when you see snails :-). You can buy an aquarium online or at a pet store. This slug has just squeezed through a crack about half as large as itself How to stop every slimy, slithering slug and keep them OUT Tips Use a torch/flashlight in a darkened room to … He was found in my garden like all of my snail, My slugs name is Gary sadly he’s dieing I don’t know why, My slugs name is Sam he like hiding under leaves. You can put small twigs inside the slug’s home so it can climb up and feel at home. Thanks! They make pretty cool pets, and the best part is they can be returned to the wild if you decide you don't want them anymore. I noticed snails seem to like company and even petsnails.com agree! so you can kill any Now, when I see a slug, I will be very sure to say hi. wikiHow is where trusted research and expert knowledge come together. The front window can be opened … My slugs name is Sebastian I put him in a thin layer of dirt with some flowers and sticks I covered him off and made the remark bit dark and turn the temperature to a bit lower I found them outside under a log there are lots of little bugs there and I thought it would be cool to have a pet name Sebastian. Tell-tale signs of slug damage include irregularly-shaped holes in leaves, stems, flowers, tubers and bulbs and potatoes, and silvery slime trails. Thank you for stopping by! They eat decayed leaves, fungus, fruits, decaying vegetable matter and some plants. Nickelodeon uses cookies. I have a small layer of water on the bottom of my tank, and it turned the leaves yellow and made a film on top of the water. livingsta (author) from United Kingdom on March 20, 2013: Hi Weekend Reader, I agree! I like snails and slugs, and tried to keep them as pets a few years ago. Livingsta is a writer who writes about anything that fascinates, provokes or interests her, always putting forth her best effort and focus. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/4\/4d\/Keep-Garden-Slugs-as-Pets-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/v4-460px-Keep-Garden-Slugs-as-Pets-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/4\/4d\/Keep-Garden-Slugs-as-Pets-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/aid6095867-v4-728px-Keep-Garden-Slugs-as-Pets-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"546","licensing":"

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\n<\/p><\/div>"}, Your article helped me to feed and take care of them. Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on March 09, 2013: I did not know people keep slug as a pet until I read this. Yes, but first, make sure he cannot escape and that he has enough food and water. Just make sure to water it every other day to keep it damp. This article helped figure out how, "My son wants to make a home for the slug he found, and this info helped give me some ideas!". You should most likely spray the ground of the tank that the slug is in to sustain moisture, but if it is not in a tank/container of some sort, you should put it in one to make sure it does not dry up and wither. I don't have a spray bottle; mine broke. Also, slugs seem to especially like ripe/overripe tomatoes. Great read! They calm me just watching them, as they are so cute to watch. Mary Hyatt from Florida on March 16, 2013: Great! Always remember that you don't know its real age, so it may die earlier than you expect. To create this article, 12 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. Thank you for the votes and share! It could be fun to make it a pet. You can also get pellet food from pet stores to feed your slug, as this contains all the nutrients needed for your pet. Slugs can be pests in horticulture and agriculture as they feed on crops, plants, fruits and vegetables, making them not fit for sale in the market. It is can be a plastic takeaway container if you’re only intending to keep and observe them for a couple of days. The displayed glass terrarium available from the pet shop, is 40 cm (16 in.) Springtails are amazing at keeping down mold in humid habitats and I highly recommend them. Thank you Lane Reno for passing by and sharing your experience :-). Learnt a lot, but I will let slugs flourish in my garden, where the forces of nature provide balancing act for their population. Make sure to have a smaller back-up habitat if one of your slugs gets sick or to transfer the slug to when you clean the habitat. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately. Free Range Worm Pets The best way to keep a pet worm is to just keep it for a few days and then let it go back into the wild again.Though it might make you sad to let your pet worm go, remember that worms are wild animals and can never really be tamed. Clean up crew appropriate to a slug enclosure includes springtails and various species of isopod. Kimberly Vaughn from Midwest on January 10, 2013: I have never heard of a slug as a pet before but there is something kind of cute about them! Should I be worried for my slug? They eat vegetation. Sure it can, but if its wild biology is anything to go by, it needs a pretty special aquarium. Slugs as well as snails enjoy My son would love to have one!!! However, if you do use a plastic box or container, always remember to drill or poke holes in the lid, so your slug can breathe. I even wrote an article about raising them on another site. When handling your slug while cleaning its home, you need to hold him very gently avoiding any sharp edges in touch with its body. I had no clue. If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. For example, add a layer of garden pebbles or fish rocks to the bottom of the tank. They fared well enough, but the inside of the terrarium glass became too quickly covered with their slime trails and I couldn't see into it from the sides. If you would like to go bioactive with slugs, you will need to use a mixed vivarium substrate. On top of that, add soil or dirt, then add a thin layer of grass or leaves. Or should I leave him alone in his cage? livingsta (author) from United Kingdom on March 10, 2013: Thank you Vinaya for reading. Salt: We all know that putting salt directly on a slug will kill it, but putting Epsom salt around plants also seems to keep slug s away and should not harm the plants. Joy Campbell from South Florida on January 09, 2013: This so reminds me of my daughter. So here we are going to go through the basic biology of a slug and snail in an effort to understand how best to stop them. I really don't know how the guy in the picture has the courage to hold the animal with his bare hands. Create a prickly barrier Slugs are soft-bodied molluscs so This article has been viewed 32,651 times. First get soil or garden soil. I'm always happy to see them eating away in my compost. But beware : Just like keyword stuffing isn’t effective anymore, simply using a competitive keyword in your slug isn’t enough to improve your rankings. Never ever place your slug in direct tap water or put it in a pool. Never leave your slug in direct sunshine or light. They can also be seen in areas where you collect materials for compost or where you have stored compost especially outdoors. No, you shouldn't take your slug out and play with it because the natural salts that are on your hands can harm the slug. Sea slugs are extremely picky eaters - most only eat a handful of species. A few species of slugs hibernate during winter when the temperature is lowest. I love the pictures; they make it so much easier to understand. decorate the tank and for your slug to climb on. We use cookies to make wikiHow great. Okay, my slug Sludge has eggs, what do I do? I do like watching the slugs and the snails in the garden and I have had snails as pets. Princess Flug's Pet Slug In this clip from the series Abby Hatcher, Princess Flug finds a slug in the garden who she wants to keep as a pet, but will the slug be happy indoors? What you say is right too! This is an informative hub on slugs. No. Make a slug home. Some carnivorous slugs feed on other slugs, snails, and even dead slugs. Learn more... Garden slugs are a very common creature in the garden, making them a very easy pet to find. Thank you. livingsta (author) from United Kingdom on January 15, 2013: That's great to hear :-) I am sure if my son gets to know about this, he's gonna get one in. How to Keep a Wild Caught Toad As a Pet. i wonder if i have seen one... i don't know for sure.. i know snails but with shells.. livingsta (author) from United Kingdom on January 16, 2013: Thank you Nell, I do not know if I myself would have one as a pet anytime, but it was interesting reading all the interesting facts while researching for materials :-). Last Updated: September 25, 2019 Hello Jeannieinabottle, thank you for reading. Sadly, my dad hates them even more than snail as apparently they are uglier smellier and eat more, but i put them in a plastic aquarium from pets at home with about 2 inches of moist soil, some apple peels left by my parents and put some bottle caps of water and sticks and stones to climb on! I've kept dozens. X Research source Snails like to feed on crops and gardens, and a non-native snail … Perhaps I will try this instead of fish! In this case, 94% of readers who voted found the article helpful, earning it our reader-approved status. I am glad you found it useful. Keep the Tail Wagging® is a personal blog and a minority/woman-owned business.. They can always have a home with me and my compost. I have to build a home for my new pet. The scent of the beer will lure slugs, which then fall in and get stuck. Look for the area where you find your pet, and take in enough soil, leaves, and decaying plant material and a few gravel. I tried giving my Slug named Janet cpr. It also smells bad. % of people told us that this article helped them. Slugs generally do well in aquariums. Not only are they really cool looking, but they're easy to care for and cute in their own right. Does my pet slug need a companion, I spotted one outside. The container you use can be a small aquarium or another spacious container at least 20 cm by 20 cm with a lid that has tiny holes for ventilation. Slime or no, I think it is a good idea, and I like to see people think out of the "norm" when keeping pets. I will try the upside down ceramic pot idea (not sure if cats will reach it without breaking the pot) and see about getting some copper wikiHow is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. Make sure they are in a container with moisture and dirt. Let's get started! The octopus appearing in this video is not mine and was filmed in a pet store.This video is about keeping an Octopus as a pet in a home aquarium. You can look for them in wet places, under logs, leaves, plants, under flower pots, etc. Can I do something besides buying a new one? Slug Pellets – will also kill Rabbits Prevention of Rabbit Infection Once your pet has had an infestation of Lungworm and has been treated for it it is important to have its feces rechecked to make sure that your Rabbit is clear By the way if it comes packed with a shell, then they sold you a snail. Keep in mind that this is a long-term commitment — if you don't plan on keeping a snail for that long, choose a native species so you can release your pet if you choose. If using egg shells you will need to eat a lot of eggs to keep the average plot slug free. Don't expect your slug to grow feathers and a bill - if the pet shop owner told you that would happen then he's lying. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. 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