My children have become resourceful in their time of need. And boredom.
After gathering these creatures from the neighborhood, the girls are learning snail husbandry. Each snail is named and checked on daily. A chart has been made with dates, colorations, observations. “What snails eat” has been googled many times to be sure they are well cared for.
Then, several weeks in, lo and behold…
After more google research, these were moved to their own container to prevent squishing, even from their mother, apparently. In a few weeks, they should hatch. It will be fun to see how tiny these baby snails are.
This has been going on since June (taking up space on my counter). I wonder how long it will last before I can feed them to our other pets, the chickens. After I google whether or not chickens eat snails, that is.
What’s the weirdest pet you or your children have ever had?