Reader Questions – At What Age do GALS Lay Eggs?

Hi, I’m just wondering when baby land snails are old enough to lay eggs. Thanks!
— Jenni

Hi Jenni,

Giant African land snails can start breeding at around 6 months old. The larger of the two snails is usually the one who lays the eggs. Also, snails are hermaphrodites, meaning that one snail is both both male and female and although they don’t often self fertilise, it is not unheard of, so having a single snail won’t guarantee that you won’t end up with eggs or baby snails.

You can learn more about the breeding habits of snails on our breeding and eggs page.

Hope that helps!

Breeding & Eggs, QuestionsKate