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No snails in petstores in our area

Postby Heidi on Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:19 am

Hi, I have noticed lately that none of our petstores here carry any type of snails, they used to, why would they stop carrying any? I did ask at one store and they said they just can't get them. Weird!! I know I used to see snails at these stores.
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Postby badflash on Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:22 am

Where are you located?
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Postby rayanders on Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:34 am

I am from Massachusetts and have not seen snails in petstores that often. The few I have seen have not looked healthy.
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Postby Heidi on Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:36 pm

We're in Pennsylvania. I think I'll call around today and talk to the store managers to find out.
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Postby pbgroupie on Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:13 pm

Snails are harder to find because of the shipping permits that are required. Once owners/breeders have their permits more should be showing up. Of course there are also those who have decided to no longer breed/sell or buy them because of the hassle involved.
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Postby badflash on Wed Nov 15, 2006 2:18 am

Most of the big suppliers were importers, and they have just about totally been denied permits. It takes a while to develope new sources. Check aquabid. Lots of good providers there.
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Postby bettaqueen on Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:35 pm

I got my two recent purchases of apples here in St. Louis at petsmart.
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