Achatina achatina illegal????

arachnophile223

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i read on one care sheet that these snails, due to being an invasive species, that they are illegal to keep as pets in the US? is this true?
 

arachnophile223

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man...thats sucks :mad:
what do these people have against gastropods???
well i guess the rapid breeding and invasiveness could be one reason...

oh well thanks for responding...
 

cacoseraph

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didn't read the links but the US has already gotten screwed by giant snails before. no need for it to happen again :)
 

Mat

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Never heard about this. Is it related to climate conditions in your country? Because in North Europe everyone can keep those guys :?
Yes - it is climate related, Florida has an essentially sub-tropical climate so Achinata can survive and breed in the wild.
 
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