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  • Snail item sprite
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Bait Power10%
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Sell10 SC
Research5 required

The Snail is a rather rare critter that spawns in the Underground and Cavern layer. The Snail has only 5 health and no defense, and can be damaged by other enemies and players.

The Snail can be caught with any Bug Net to be carried around in the inventory and released later, or crafted into animated decorative furniture (Snail Cage). Once crafted, the Snail cannot be released again, unless the furniture item is de-crafted via Shimmer(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).

The Snail can be used as bait for fishing, with 10% bait power.

The Snail can be spawned by the Snail Statue, however statue-spawned critters cannot be caught with any Bug Net, and will disappear in a puff of smoke when the player attempts to do so.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Snail CageSnail CageBy Hand
EscargotEscargot(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Cooking PotCooking Pot
Snail StatueSnail Statue(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Heavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) and Ecto Mist(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)



  • Snails in Terraria only have two eye stalks, unlike snails in real life, which have two eye stalks and two feeling stalks.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Snail: "A slimy mollusk that thrives in damp, dark places. Fish are barely attracted to these."

See also