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  • I'm sorry, I've got the giggles

  • *snort* *giggle*

  • Lets try this again

  • Hey guys

  • It's Em

  • Today, I'm going to be sharing with you my snails

  • and the story behind one snail in particular

  • um, called Shrek.

  • so, without further...

  • I'm so sorry, I can't...

  • I'm sorry, snails have faces and they just amuse me so much

  • UGGGHHHHHH!!!! O.O

  • Also don't forget to subscribe to my channel if you haven't already

  • because I have a TON of amazing videos coming up

  • and I'm super excited about them and I want to share them with you.

  • My snails at the moment are having a bath.

  • I know that it sounds weird, but you should soak your snails.

  • And they are in a delectable Ex Mint Chocolate Chip....soft scoop....

  • something or other, which I did NOT devour all alone over the course

  • of like two movies in one day. ;]

  • I have someone peeking over the side here!

  • He- ...OH! Ewww...you've got some grossness on your face!

  • Come here...

  • UGH!

  • Lovely! Just...grime on my fingers right there.

  • Eghhh xP

  • I'm wetting my hands because you should never really pick up a snail

  • with dry hands. It can really damage their skin.

  • TAAAH! DAAA!!!

  • This is Shrek!

  • Oh hello, is that you? I think you're a bit gorgeous aren't you?

  • I want to give you guys a really good close-up of Shrek.

  • Hello! Is that you?

  • I don't really want to keep Shrek on my hand too long even though my hand is wet

  • because it's just not good for them. So I'm going to try and support him onto

  • something which is uh quite state-of-the-art.

  • I would like to introduce you to uh... my lettuce leaf over hee-hee-here.

  • This looks like how you would receive some kind of trendy street food.

  • Let's peel it open and... OH! It's escargot!

  • On the go!

  • So this is Shrek. Look, I'm just going to put Shrek up to my face,

  • just so you can get a grasp of the scale of how big Shrek is.

  • Let- ..Egh! Oh my god, you're huge!

  • I have an urge to lick her shell but I'm not going to because

  • I don't really want to catch Meningitis.

  • This is Shrek, my huge female giant African land snail.

  • I say female because she laid some eggs for me a couple of days ago

  • but, in reality, snails can actually be male or female; they're hermaphrodites.

  • They can change... chop and change if they're going to be

  • male or female so...um, you know, just because she laid some eggs for me the other day

  • doesn't mean that she's always been female.

  • I'm fairly certain that she was a male when she first came to me.

  • Is that you in the camera? Are you going to be a YouTube famous snail? I think you are.

  • She's rasping on my finger!

  • You see my fingers under there? She's licking it gently with her raspy tongue.

  • AGGHH!

  • It doesn't hurt, it just feels really weird.

  • It's like a miniature cat tongue under there just like... stroking my fingertip.

  • So gross, Shrek, seriously!

  • *giggle*

  • Shrek has a really interesting backstory.

  • Shrek is actually a rescue pet of mine because she was found, not by me,

  • but she was found, abandoned, by a woman who was driving on the road.

  • I think it was somewhere down in Kent, which is the South of England.

  • And this woman came across this crate and pulled over

  • because it was right in the middle of the road and she didn't want to like hit it

  • or anyone else to hit it because she was being really considerate.

  • And she moved it, looked inside, and found a whole ton of baby snails.

  • Now, baby snails, I will show you one near the end of this video,

  • but they are so tiny, they can balance on the tip of my finger and

  • just disappear because they're so tiny.

  • So she actually took them home and her and her husband raised them.

  • They would give them baths and they would look after them.

  • And Shrek grew to be one of the largest.

  • Not THE largest, but one of the largest out of the clutch that she rescued.

  • And she just had so many of them and was getting on a little bit in age

  • and she just needed someone else to take over their care,

  • so I said that I would take on a couple of snails, which I have done.

  • And Shrek actually doesn't just live at home with me now.

  • I have...had* a big vivarium which I used to use for Shrek but...

  • Don't eat my finger!

  • But I had to prioritize some other animals coming in.

  • And at my workplace, we've got the same size vivarium, so I just took her to my workplace.

  • Now the people who kept Shrek before me were super kind people,

  • I can't thank them enough for what they did for Shrek and the other snails,

  • but they didn't have quite the same knowledge that other people who are more experienced

  • with exotic animals have on how to care for snails and they kind of bred out of control

  • because these guys can lay hundreds of eggs at a time if the environment is right.

  • These guys are actually a pest in their native land in Africa because they can actually strip drywall.

  • They are voracious eaters. They devour things in the right climate

  • and, unfortunately, there wasn't enough calcium slup....

  • SLUPLAMENT??

  • enough calcium supplement being put into their diet, so they started eating each other's shells.

  • So all the smaller baby snails would climb on to Shrek and rasp away with their tongues.

  • So let me see if I can show you. So all of this here, that should be nice and smooth.

  • In fact, I'm going to show you what a healthy snail shell looks like.

  • This is a healthier snail shell.

  • This here's Delilah and I actually raised Delilah from when she was absolutely tiny

  • Again, I don't know if Delilah is technically male or female, I mean she's actually both, really.

  • You can see her shell is just far superior in every way as compared to Shrek's shell.

  • And these two are related. Delilah is the offspring of Shrek

  • and my deceased snail, who's up here. The shell anyway.

  • This over here is a smaller baby. It's a little bit shy, so hiding.

  • And then if we want to go SUPER crazy on tininess...

  • Do you see how tiny this little one is?? *GASP* You're too cute!!

  • Now these, guys, if you were thinking of keeping them as pets, do bear in mind they do need high humidity.

  • They do need to have a particular temperature, or you could lose them all. *snap* Just like that.

  • If you are going to keep them, I would recommend ONE snail. ONE!

  • Because you put TWO together, and you're keeping them right, the likelihood is that these guys will breed

  • and when they start breeding, they don't really stop.

  • Please be responsible. If you are interested in a snail, do your research, set them up properly.

  • This is the underside of a snail. That's the underside of her foot.

  • HELLOOO!!!

  • *background music*

  • So there you have it, that is my rescue snail Shrek and her babies.

  • I really really hope that you enjoyed this video.

  • I also just want to shout out really quickly and say a huge "Thank You So Much"

  • to everybody that has subscribed to my channel in the last week.

  • My channel has just kind of expanded in ways that I didn't think it would

  • and, you know, although the numbers are not in the millions, every single person means so much to me.

  • Thank you all so much for watching. Please do subscribe to my channel,

  • I've got some amazing videos coming up for you all.

  • Have an awesome day, whatever you're doing, and I will catch you in another video soon!

  • BYE!

  • *whispers* HEY! Don't forget to Subscribe!

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