Reader Questions – Heat Mat for Snail Babies
Hi Mrs. Mellors,
It’s great that you are so keen to take good care of your snails for your little boy!
Regardless of their age, giant African land snails should be kept at a temperature of between 20-29 degrees Celsius, which usually means a heat mat is required, especially in colder months. You can find a good heat mat suitable for most tanks or terrariums in your local pet shop or on Amazon. There is more information, and links to products, on the here on the 'heating' page of this site.
Both adult and baby GALS also require a humid habitat – around 80% humidity – so spray them regularly with water. You can check the humidity of the tank using a hygrometer (more info via the link above).