Partner in slime! The woman who is inextricably linked to her giant snail

A woman who dreamed of owning a giant snail since she was a schoolgirl has revealed how she rescued one from a pet store after seeing the condition it was in.

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Magdalena Dusza and her slimy pet Misiek live in Krakow, Poland, after rescuing the African snail six years ago.

Misiek – which is appropriate Polish for & # 39; teddy bear & # 39; – is now kept in the Magdalena house in a 130 liter tank and they enjoy cuddling together on the couch.

When she found him, he was kept in such a bad condition that Magdalene could not recognize the species.

Huge African snails can grow nearly a foot tall and weigh more than a pound.

Magdalena Dusza and her slimy pet Misiek live in Krakow, Poland, after rescuing the African snail six years ago

Magdalena Dusza and her slimy pet Misiek live in Krakow, Poland, after rescuing the African snail six years ago

Magdalena Dusza and her slimy pet Misiek live in Krakow, Poland, after rescuing the African snail six years ago

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Magdalena Dusza and her slimy pet Misiek live in Krakow, Poland, after rescuing the African snail six years ago

Huge African snails, which is Misiek, can almost reach a foot in length and weigh more than a pound

Huge African snails, which is Misiek, can almost reach a foot in length and weigh more than a pound

Huge African snails, which is Misiek, can almost reach a foot in length and weigh more than a pound

Magdalena said: & They kept him in a very small box, with low humidity, which is deadly for snails, and he had an invasion of parasites and damaged shell.

& # 39; In the beginning when I saw him, I could not even recognize the species.

& # 39; I didn't believe he would survive the night and didn't want to pay for an almost dead animal.

& # 39; After a sleepless night, I decided that I should give him a chance and save him.

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& # 39; I went back that day and bought it. & # 39;

Speaking of her love for the species, she said: & # 39; I had dreamed of owning a giant snail since I was in primary school.

& # 39; We had a similar snail in our biology room as a school animal, and I fell in love with these amazing creatures. & # 39;

Speaking of her love for the species, Magdalena said: & # 39; I had dreamed of owning a giant snail since I was in elementary school & # 39;

Speaking of her love for the species, Magdalena said: & # 39; I had dreamed of owning a giant snail since I was in elementary school & # 39;

Speaking of her love for the species, Magdalena said: & # 39; I had dreamed of owning a giant snail since I was in elementary school & # 39;

Misiek - which is appropriate Polish for & # 39; teddy bear & # 39; - is now kept in the house of Magdalena in a 130 liter tank
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Misiek - which is appropriate Polish for & # 39; teddy bear & # 39; - is now kept in the house of Magdalena in a 130 liter tank

Misiek – which is appropriate Polish for & # 39; teddy bear & # 39; – is now kept in the house of Magdalena in a 130 liter tank

She explained her love for the giant African snail and said that they enjoy cuddling together on the couch

She explained her love for the giant African snail and said that they enjoy cuddling together on the couch

She explained her love for the giant African snail and said that they enjoy cuddling together on the couch

Despite the large amount of space Misiek occupies in her house, Magdalena says it is very easy to care for him.

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She said: & # 39; He mainly eats fruit and vegetables.

& # 39; His favorites are sweet potatoes and bananas. He is also a big fan of fish flake food.

& # 39; Snails don't have a very complex nervous system, so we don't work together in the traditional sense like a cat or a dog.

& # 39; However, this does not prevent me from talking to Misiek every day. & # 39;

Despite the large amount of space Misiek occupies in her house, Magdalena says it is very easy to care for him

Despite the large amount of space Misiek occupies in her house, Magdalena says it is very easy to care for him

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Despite the large amount of space Misiek occupies in her house, Magdalena says it is very easy to care for him

Unfortunately, while most people are surprised that Magdalena has an African giant snail, some can be cruel

Unfortunately, while most people are surprised that Magdalena has an African giant snail, some can be cruel

Unfortunately, while most people are surprised that Magdalena has an African giant snail, some can be cruel

She said his favorite dishes are: & # 39; His favorites are sweet potatoes and bananas. He is also a big fan of fish flake food & # 39;

She said his favorite dishes are: & # 39; His favorites are sweet potatoes and bananas. He is also a big fan of fish flake food & # 39;

She said his favorite dishes are: & # 39; His favorites are sweet potatoes and bananas. He is also a big fan of fish flake food & # 39;

Magdalena admits that when she first saw the snail, she did not think he would survive the night

Magdalena admits that when she first saw the snail, she did not think he would survive the night

Magdalena admits that when she first saw the snail, she did not think he would survive the night

Unfortunately, while most people are surprised that Magdalena has an African giant snail, some can be cruel with their comments about Misiek.

Magdalena said: & # 39; There are sometimes negative reactions, such as people who are disgusted.

& # 39; Sometimes they try to make jokes and ask me if I'm going to cook and eat my snails, but to be honest, it's not funny at all.

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& # 39; Despite these comments, owning Misiek is a very unusual but rewarding passion, especially if you can see your snails grow large and healthy.

Omdat Because they are so slow and majestic, observation is good for the nerves, it makes you calm and relaxed.

& # 39; I would recommend anyone to go get a giant snail myself. & # 39;

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