Our collection is not the biggest in the worlds, not even in the Czech Rep., but we give loving care and undivided attention to each one of the slimy guys that live with us. Most of our breeding groups are WC (wild caught) or F1 (the first generation bred in captivity).
We offer offspring for sale and ship them around the EU when weather allows. The well being of the snails is always the top priority, customers come second (sorry :). Saying that, customer satisfaction does matter though and we always try to choose the right snails for you (current photo for approval) and the right shipping option. That is the reason why we have no e-shop - we want to talk to you, we want to know what you are looking for, we want to give you the best of what we currently have. So send us a message, we might have something just for you!
As of Aug 1, 2017, the minimum order for intl customers is 20 euro (shipping excluded).
Not for sale :)
The largest of the snail families - or at least the most common among breeders in Europe. Generations are marked WC (wild-caught) or F (bred in captivity).
I only own one member of this family, which is Megalobulimus oblongus haemastomus. I hope to get some more in future.
Currently includes only two species: Oligospira waltoni and Acavus haemastoma haemastoma in two color variations. Both originally from Sri Lanka.
I only own one member of this family, which is Pleurodonte excellens, by my family called "discobolus" or "UFO" :)
NO LONGER IN MY POSSESSION
Here you can see what snails I have once had. They are either sold now or deceased. This section is full of great memories.
I live in Prague, the Czech Rep. A pick-up can be arranged at ŽIVÁ EXOTIKA fair in Holesovice, Prague 7 (this event is held once a month).
I am sorry but I DO NOT SHIP TO THE US. Shipping life snails there is A) illegal, unless you, the buyer, have a special permission and B) too dangerous for the animals since the trip is very long (snails are sensitive to extreme temperatures, especially to heat).
Within the European Union, I send snails by mail when weather allows. At the moment I offer these two options:
1. DELIVERY DATE GUARANTEED
The package will arrive to the destination in 3 days (some countries 4 days) from the day the package was accepted by the post office.
2. NO SET DELIVERY DATE
The estimate is 8-10 days from the day the package was accepted by the post office. This option is just fine when weather is mild.
3. UPS: ESTIMATE 1-2 DAYS
We are currently testing this option. So far, most packages were one day late but 2 days for 20euro is still the fastest and the cheapest option we found.
If you are interested in buying any of the snails or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to help if I know how. But as I mentioned already above, do not expect me to reply within a couple of days - my newborn is taking up nearly all my time now :) For the same reason, I have limited the amount of snail species I keep and breed to a minimum - please see the offer sheet for more information on what I have available or might have available in future.
For shipping information and/or pick up options see the section below. Please note that currently only shipping within the EU is possible.
INTL SHIPPING OPTIONS
HOW I PACK
Snails are packed in small plastic boxes filled with damp moss. To offer extra insulation, I add coconut peat sometimes. If you have any preference, let me know in advance. There is always a piece of food too, usually a sweet potato (doesn't rot easily).
Plastic boxes with snails are placed into a large paper box. Extra space is filled with styrofoam pieces for both safety and insulation (plus air flowing easily through). If necessary, I add styrofoam sheets. I don't like heatpacks because they seem hard to control (both heat and position) - I prefer not to ship when weather might require them.
I do not charge anything for packaging but trust me, it doesn't mean it doesn't cost me anything - I have to buy the little plastic boxes and I have to pay for the styrofoam filling, which is quite expensive. Please understand that a minimum order is a must if I want to keep the level of quality.
Please note: yes, there are cheaper options too but I do not find them safe for snails. And since my goal is quality, not quantity, the price of shipping is not negotiable.
I provide my bank details after everything is agreed upon and the date I can ship the snails is reasonably close (not too much in advace). I charge 1euro - that is the fee my bank charges me.
Same as above, I provide my Paypal info when both sides are ready to ship. I charge 6% from the total amount to cover the fees I get charged by Paypal.