How Long do Snails Sleep?

Snails typically hibernate through the winter months. One study found, however, that snails are capable of hibernating sleep for three years. With no food and water for three years, the snails were revived with just a bit of water.

More Snail Facts:

  • Snail blood is white.

  • Snails can walk on water. Well, sort of — it's more of a scoot, really. The snail's weight and size is insignificant enough that they are fairly buoyant. To travel across the water, the snail wiggles its "foot," creating a rippling motion. For a human to perform a similar feat, our feet would have to be several times bigger than a football field.

  • Snails typically live three to four years, but they can live for decades.
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