Pink Ramshorn Snails (Planorbis rubrum) I keep a number of pink ramshorn snails in my freshwater aquariums. Often thought of as aquarium pests, I find these guys to be interesting additions to my underwater communities. My ramshorns are kept in planted aquariums and have not damaged any of my various plant species. The pink verity ...continue reading "Ramshorn Snails"
Garden Snails (Cornu Aspersum) Hatch day (estimate): June 21, 2017 BAM!, Escargot, Q, Turtle, and Princess Polka Dot are captive bred garden snails. The pictures above are of them as babies, but they are growing fast! Snails may be unorthodox pets, but they are interesting animals and I personally find their weird little alien faces ...continue reading "Garden Snails"
Back in July perhaps our strangest pets, our 5 land snails, made their Paw Print debut. We've had them since June, almost 3 full months now, and they've grown an insane amount since we got them. All 5 of them are still alive and well, even Escargot who had a cracked shell and Princess Polka ...continue reading "Where to Get Pet Snails"
Tomorrow, October 28th, marks the 7 year anniversary of the day Paw Print Pet Blog was created! How crazy is that? Our first post ever, way back in 2010, was about betta fish. The red/blue/white betta fish pictured in that post was named Courage. I got Courage (the cowardly betta) while I was still in ...continue reading "Celebrating Our 7th Blogiversary – Name the Blog Betta!"
I have found childhood memories of helping my mom care for our small tropical community tank. When I got older and moved off on my own, I almost always had at least one, sometimes quite a few more, aquariums set up. Bettas are the fish I have the most experience with but I've also kept ...continue reading "Fish"
Paw Print Pet Blog happily supports animal rescue! If you are looking to add a new pet to your family, please always consider checking out your local rescues. Once in awhile I do have animals (notably fish, snails, and other aquatic critters) available for sale. Animals for sale are offspring of my personal pets and ...continue reading "Animals"
I'm not sure whether there are really a lot of people interested in pet snails, or if my blog is one of just a few about keeping pet snails, but whatever the reason my snail posts have been getting a lot of views lately. Since you guys seem to want snails, I'll give you snails!
Happy Friday! 🙂 Here we are, at the end of another month. I skipped doing my monthly pet favorites post last month, mostly because Barnaby passed away near the end of the month and then I took some time off from blogging. To be honest, I didn't spend all that much money on my pets ...continue reading "September 2017 Pet Favorites"
Because of the risk of seeming a bit crazy, I debated not posting about these guys. But hey, we're all a little bit crazy right? Might as well embrace it. Last month a couple of new animal friends came to stay with us. They are snails. Yes...snails.
Hey, "bugs" need love too! Growing up I was always "that girl" who, rather than playing dress up and princess, could be found in the backyard racing snails and digging for worms. Your average invert may not be as interactive as say, a dog, but I find them fascinating nonetheless. I currently raise a number ...continue reading "Invertebrates"