Who’s Rex I hear you ask?

Well, any regular reader would have heard me mention him before and may be seen a photo or two…

Well, Rex is our pet… Can you guess what kind of pet he is?

He’s not a dog, not a cat and he’s not even a goldfish… We don’t even know if he’s he or she!

It’s one of the easiest pets to look after… We hardly ever have to clean it out, only needs a squirt of water now and again and it lives on lettuce and cucumber!

Rex lives in a tank but also lives in a shell and no he’s not a tortoise.



Yes, Rex is a snail, but no ordinary snail… He’s a GIANT African Land Snail.


When we first got Rex, he was tiny, smaller than a regular garden snail. But now he’s huge! Give it another couple of years, and he could grow to be as big as our hands!