Snails are really, really cute. I remember when I was a kid I was quite enamoured with snails, loving just how adorable they looked in their little shells.
I do personally feel they’d make phenomenal pets for children, being ridiculously easy to care for, not at all difficult to feed or house, and being safe to handle (as long as young kids are monitored while interacting with them, so they wash their hands after and don’t put the snails in their mouths!).
I can still imagine having one as a pet these days, feeding one I picked up in the garden fruits and veggies and watching it slowly making it’s way around a small home I’d created for it.
That being said, I do have to admit that these days, slaving away to create a pretty outdoor garden that I try to keep safe from diseases and pests, I can finally understand why some people really hate snails.
The amount of destruction they can cause eating through absolutely everything in their wake is astonishing. They’re quite accomplished fellas!
No problems in the eating department, surely, unlike some reptiles (especially pet snakes, I had a ball python that wouldn’t eat for around 9 months!).
Coming back to check on your fruits, vegetables, succulents, cacti, and other plants you may be trying desperately to keep safe and finding giant holes in them from the cute – yet terribly destructive – little snails can definitely be demoralizing. They’re a bit like Stitch in that way, I suppose 😉
That being said, safe and secure in a little terrarium, as a pet that can eat all the fruits and veggies and plant material you really don’t mind a snail nibbling away at – perfection!
When it comes to snail names, I’ve seen a tonne of cute-as-buttons ones suggested around the web.
I’ve come up with many of my own as well, but I know for a fact that there are likely way better ones I haven’t seen anywhere before or come up with myself. If you can think of any let me know!
Had snails before as a pet? What are your thoughts on keeping them? What have your snails’ pet names been?
Have any more names you have your eye on for future snails? Let me know what they are as well in the comments down below!
The more names the better, as anyone searching for names for a pet snail could definitely benefit from more options, or if you selected your favourites, your comment could help highlight the best snail name options, giving them more visibility amongst the rest!
Without further ado –
Snail Names, Fun, Funny, Cute & Sweet for Pet Snails
Funny Names for Pet Snails
Funny Snail Names That Allude to Snail Features
- Slimey Pants
Funny Snail Names That Make Reference to Snails Being Slow
- Slow Bro
- Slow Poke
Pun-Themed Snail Names That Poke Fun at Snails Being Slow by Calling Them Fast
Pun-Themed Snail Names That Poke Fun at Snails Being So Small
Famous Snail Characters to Name a Snail After
- Gary (from SpongeBob Square Pants)
- Turbo (from Turbo)
- White Shadow (from Turbo)
- Chet (from Turbo)
- Burn (from Turbo)
- Smoove Move (from Turbo)
- Skidmark (from Turbo)
- Speedy the Snail (from the Timon and Pumbaa TV Series)
- Brian (from Magic Roundabout)
- Racing Snail (from The Neverending Story)
- Slug (from Monsters University)
- Great Glass Sea Snail (from Doctor Dolittle)
Names That Start With “S” for Alliteration With “Snail”
Female Names That Start With an “S”
Male Names That Start With an “S”
Unisex Names That Start With an “S”
Your Thoughts on Snail Names?
Have you had any pet snails in the past? What names have you used for pet snails?
Have you thought up or discovered any snail names you like enough to potentially use in the future?
What do you think are some of the best names for snails? Are there any recommendations you can make that weren’t up on this list?
Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!