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Helix Lucorum Land Snail

Helix Lucorum Land Snail

Helix Lucorum, commonly known as the Turkish snail or Roman snail, is a species of land snail belonging to the family Helicidae. These snails are native to parts of Europe and western Asia, and they are well-known for their beautiful and intricate spiral shells. Also, the Helix Lucorum snails are very rare to find, therefore you get a very rare pet and very few people have one at home...


Please note! When you purchase our pet snails in the cold season (from November to March), we go the extra mile to ensure their safe journey to your doorstep. With every order, we include a specialized Cold Weather Heat Pack to prevent your pet snails from freezing during shipping. This added layer of care and protection guarantees that your new snail companions arrive in the best possible condition, ready to thrive in their new home. We're dedicated to the well-being of your pets every step of the way.


The average size of the snail is from 1.2 to 2 inches (or from 30 to 50 mm). The snail is about 3 years old.


Why are snails the best pets?

  • It is easy to care for pets

  • Great pets for kids or family

  • No noise and harsh movements

  • Low-cost keeping

  • Non-allergic pets

  • Here are some key characteristics and information about Helix Lucorum snails:

    • Shell: The most distinctive feature of Helix Lucorum is its large and rounded shell, which typically has five to six whorls. The shell coloration can vary from light brown to dark brown, with darker bands and lighter areas. The shells can reach a diameter of about 3.5 to 5 centimeters, making them relatively large among land snail species.

    • Habitat: Helix Lucorum snails are found in a wide range of habitats, including woodlands, meadows, gardens, and agricultural fields. They prefer areas with moderate moisture and are often found in regions with a temperate climate.

    • Diet: These snails are herbivorous, feeding primarily on vegetation such as leaves, flowers, and fruits. They use a rasping tongue-like structure called a radula to scrape and consume their food.

    • Reproduction: Like most land snails, Helix Lucorum is hermaphroditic, which means each individual has both male and female reproductive organs. They engage in mating behaviors during the breeding season, where they exchange sperm to fertilize each other's eggs. After mating, the snails lay their eggs in the soil or hidden crevices, and the eggs hatch into tiny snails.

    • Hibernation: During harsh weather conditions, such as cold winters or hot, dry summers, Helix Lucorum can hibernate to conserve energy and survive adverse environmental conditions. They retreat into their shells and seal the shell opening with a layer of mucus.

    • Economic and Culinary Significance: Helix lucorum is also of economic importance due to its edible status. Some people harvest these snails for culinary purposes, and they are considered a delicacy in certain regions. However, it is essential to manage harvesting practices sustainably to avoid negatively impacting their populations in the wild.

    • Conservation Status: As with many other land snails, Helix Lucorum faces threats from habitat loss due to urbanization, agricultural expansion, and pollution. The species' conservation status may vary across different regions, so it's crucial to monitor and protect their natural habitats to ensure their survival.

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