Leech Questions & Answers
A. You can keep up to 200 leeches in the same leech bucket and nobody will cannibalize in that environment. However, do not mix hungry leeches with fed leeches, as they might cannibalize each other and suck each other's blood. In a 2-litter leech jar you can keep up to 20-30 leeches safely. Leeches will develop perfectly fine in the same tank, just do not overcrowd them. Enjoy your leech purchase.
A. Leech orders are shipped once a week. When the purchase is international leeches are shipped on mondays only. As soon as your order is shipped you will receive an email notification. Your order was shipped yesterday and you should get it in 3-4 days. Be sure to track your leech order daily.
A. You can feed to your leeches every 3-6 months.
A. People use Hirudo Leeches medically all the time. That is what makes them medical - that people use them for that purpose. Almost 100% of the time people use the Verbana variety of Hirudo leeches.
A. People use Hirudo Bloodsucking leeches for Leech Therapy. However we recommend that you perform this kind of medical procedure under the supervision of medical profesionaplist or leech therapist.
A. Many people choose to feed their pet leeches on their arm. Just make sure you follow all the sanitary precautions that are involved with this kind of procedure.
A. Yes, we ship leeches to your country regularly. All you need to do is order your leeches online, add your leech products to your shopping cart and check out! Your leeches will arrive in 3-4 days by express courier.
A. Yes they do, but sometimes Dracula Leeches can also be North American Leeches
A. You will receive your leeches by FedEx to your country Sweden. We ship leeches worldwide and almost everyone receives them by FedEx.
A. Most people who get bit by leech do not usually get sick.
A. Using the leech forceps is the easiest way to handle leeches. Be sure to purchase a pair today. You cannot work properly without leech forceps, we highly recommend them. We are happy to hear that your leeches arrived alive, happy and healthy.
A. Cosmetic leeches are same Hirudo leeches as the large and medium once. The difference is just their size. Cosmetic leeches are very close to the baby size leech. Medicinal leeches are bloodsucking Hirudo leeches, that are meant to be used for medical procedures. We hope this clarifies things for you.
A. Fish with scales will not be suitable for feeding your leeches. The leech will bite the fish on its eyes, because the cannot bite them throw the scales. Therefore, your fish will go blind and the leech will not be well-fed. The best option for you is to feed the fish on a large animal or any living mammal.
A. Do you leech your leech products to the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe? If so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A. Fish with scales will not be suitable for feeding your leeches. The leech will bite the fish on its eyes, because the cannot bite them throw the scales. Therefore, your fish will go blind and the leech will not be well-fed. The best option for you is to feed the fish on a large animal or any living mammal.
A. Besides feeding your leeches on live mammals you can also buy an empty intestine and fill it up with animal blood and let your leeches suck on that.
A. Hello George, we will include a slightly larger size this time, and we will give you 8 free, to make up for your loss from last time.
A. Leeches enjoy any kind of moss. You can use the moss that is growing around your house.
A. Leeches only feed on living mammals. You can feed your leeches on frogs, cattle, fish, house pets, turtles and humans. Leeches feed every 3-6 months. Bloodsucking leeches do not eat worms. Baby leeches will feed on the same bite side as left from an adult leech. There is artificial ways of feeding them also, this involves filling intestines with animal blood and letting the leeches suck on the intestine. However this option is not preferred by them.
A. Leeches do not eat meat. Bloodsucking leeches only drink blood from a living mammal or suck from a blood-filled intestine.
A. Are your papaya plants planted in marshlands? Do they grow in swamp lands? If so then leeches might swim in between the plants. However, they do not suck on any roots. They only suck on the blood of living mammals. Leeches are not vegetarian. They are parasitic creatures.
A. Sizes of leeches are relative, because they are very stretchy animals and we pick out a good mix of leach sizes if you buy a budget package on sale. Right now our newest batch of leech stock is rather large. So you will be getting mostly large leeches if you buy today. Shipping cost vary, depending on the plan you pick. The slowest and cheapest option is USPS 3-4 day delivery. It costs $15. The next shipping plan is the same, but with the live guarantee, which is $45 and the last and the fastest shipping option is the overnight courier delivery, which is $85, and your leech order will be with you the following day. So buy with confidence and enjoy your leeches!
A. Mini leeches are of the Hirudo European bloodsucking variety.
A. Medium leeches are approximately 6 months old.
A. Leeches give birth two cocoons and they contain 10-15 leeches each. Single pregnant leach can give birth to 3-4 cocoons per year.
A. Mini leeches are of the Hirudo family european blood-sucking leeches.
A. No, the leech order does not come with any vase
A. Our leeches are sourced from the european leech farms. Many people use them for medicinal purposes, however we recommend you consult a medical doctor, before doing so.
A. Our leeches for sale contain all different types of Hirudo varieties, which all perform the same function - to suck blood.
A. Please send us a link to your leech video at email@example.com and we will examine these condition. Normally if the leech is moving this means he is alive. The healthiest behavior is for him to stick to the wall of his leech jar and to hang down mid-way in water.
A. Our leeches were fed approximately six months ago in the bio farms of Europe. Upon receiving them, you should feed them relatively quickly so as to ensure a healthy life for the leeches.
A. Hematoma in dogs and cats is a very common disease. Most people who treat hematoma on their pets, use the largest leeches available, between 5-10 of them. This will ensure that the most blood is sucked from the hematoma bump and the hematoma will heal-up faster and also apply 5 leaches two weeks later to ensure that animal's hear will re-grow on that spot.
A. Yes this is 8 oversized leeches for $72. The the leeches are the Hirudo variety. We do not understand your question about feeding and shipping the leeches, please clarify.
A. Leeches are kept alive by taking care of them really well. You need to keep their water clean and feed them with freshly - drank blood every 6 months.
A. The North American leeches release clear slime in excess, so this is normal for them. What you need to do is change their water, to get rid of the slime. As long as the North American leech is hanging on the wall of its leech jar, it should be ok.
A. The Jumbo leeches will potentially become as large as the Dracula size leech, if you feed them regularly. They can withstand enormously cold weather, just not frost. The Jumbo leaches are regular bloodsucking Hirudo Liiches.
A. Leeches can live in regular tap water. No special spring water is needed. Depending on what variety leach you have purchased we can tell you the normal behavior of the leech. If you have the North American liich they prefer cold water. If you bought the Buffalo Leech, it likes warm water and if you ordered the Hirudo Leech, it will be ok in warm ok cold water. Without a picture of your leech we cannot tell if it is alive or not. Normally, it should be hanging on the wall of the jar.
A. Who told you that you can not feed your North American leech in winter? We had not been informed of any such rule. You can feed your leech at any season and any time as long as it is hungry.
A. Yes the XXXL size leeches are indeed bloodsuckers. All of the leeches we sell are blood-sucking leaches.
A. Yes all of our leiches are Hirudo bloodsucking leeches. People who use them for medical purposes, do so under the supervision of a medical doctor or a certified hirudotherapist.
A. No it is not possible for the leech to get harmed by the contents of your blood. The leech has its own defensive mechanisms, so do not worry about that. You should always avoid smoking cigarets, drinking coffee and eating dairy and meat, especially consuming alcohol as this will interfere with the purity of your blood and healing.
A. Please consult with your medical doctor about your blood pressure condition, as we can not issue medical advice. Allots of people use medical leaches for blood-pressure problems, however we can not tell you how to use them specifically. We have heard that most people who treat this disease, place them behind their ears.
A. Pregnant leeches are fatter and bigger than anyone else in your leech collection. They seem to have a big bump inside. Pregnant leaches move slow and rest more that the others and they are always hungry.
A. Yes it is perfectly all right to have all your hungry leeches in the same tank, and all your full leeches in another leech container, so they do not cannibalise. Leeches live 4-5 years. You can feed your leaches on any living mammal.
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A. You can attach leeches for feeding the same day or the next day.
A. Leeches do not cross contaminate. They do not have any back valves from which to release the blood backwards, like mosquitoes and flies.
A. Many people use hirudo leeches medically and our leeches come from bio-pharms and are 100% sterile. However, if you decide to use them medically be sure to consult with a leech therapy professional before use.
A. You will receive baby leeches in 63 sterile package and some small sizes.
A. Could you please tell us what you mean by "leech cultivation "? Do you mean raising a mini leech pharm. or do you mean just keeping leeches at home?
A. The best way to send leeches to Florida (or any hot state) is by overnight shipping. Please be sure to purchase this plan when buying your leeches from our website. You can order immediately and you can order anytime of year as long as you purchase the overnight shipping. They always arrive alive.
A. Yes they are sent immediately after hatching out of the leech cocoon. Leeches live on average between 2-6 years, if fed well and taken care of properly.
A. The kind of leeches we sell are the Hirudo variety bloodsuckers. You can also buy baby leeches in the Buffalo variety and in the North American variety. They only eat blood plasma and nothing else.
A. The Transylvania leech is a Romanian Leech, therefore is a cousin of the Hungarian leech. Count Dracula was a bloodsucking vampire, who is symbolic of a leech. Therefore, those leeches are primarily Hirudo varieties. However, you can order them in the North American variety or in the Buffalo variety leeches.
A. Well in fact many leech therapy professionals apply leeches on the anal, however we recommend you consult with a hirudotherapy professional before attempting any such medical procedure. Regarding the placement of leeches on the private parts, these are very delicate arias of the body and we do not recommend you use the leeches there, without the supervision of medical doctor.
A. We have sent you extra leeches in case the two you ordered dye in transit. Please feel free to take care of them as you normally would and keep them.
A. Yes, of course ! Any leech can be order as a baby. Just include a note in the "Notes" at check out, say that you prefer babies.
A. No, leeches of different species can not bread with each other. For example the Hirudo leech varieties are all cousins and can interbreed amongst each other. North American leeches are Macrobdella Decora and the Transylvania Dracula variety is of this family, so they can mix. Next Buffalo Leeches are Hirudinaria Maniliansis and they can only bread with other Buffalo Leeches only. Lastly Turtle and Tiger leeches are completely different species all together and can not interbreed with any of the others.
A. Leeches do regurgitate their ingested blood on occasion, when their living conditions are not right. For example they might have to much sunlight, they might feel too warm, when they are overcrowded or when their water is dirty. Make sure non of these conditions are present, so that your leeches do not vomit their food.
A. You must consult with a leech therapist, regarding any medical use of leeches. There are some videos on Youtube that can help you learn more, regarding this subject, however we do not provide medical advice and consultation.
A. We had never heard or seen leeches with worms. Please feel free to send us a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org
A. Sterile Baby leeches are fed by placing adult leeches on the feeding location and letting them pierce the skin, so that the babies can then attach to the same site and suck blood from it.
A. Hello Kumar, yes we can ship to your country, however we are not an emergency supplier and your leeches will probably take about 4 days to arrive but you will get them alive.
A. Transylvanian leeches are Macrobdella Decora and Hungarian leeches are "Hirudo", no you can not interbreed them. Hungarian leeches can never reach Dracula size, because they are not the same species. Lastly baby leeches are fed after the adults, as they attach to the same site.
A. Hello Sharon did you send us a picture of the dead leeches to email@example.com ? Also we can replace your leeches if you pay for your shipping since you did not buy the live guarantee. Check your email for paypal money request for 15 $ for the reshipment of leeches.
A. Our Dracula Pet leeches are veriest types. They can be Hirudo Verbana or North American Leech (Macrobdella Decora), according to your choice.
A. To keep leeches and raise them in a small apartment or a flat all you need to do is buy the leech buckets from leeches.com and stack them on top of each other and you can fit up to twenty buckets like this against the wall in your apartment, on three levels. You then need to change the leeches water weekly to keep them alive and healthy and you need to feed them once every six months or once per a year. To feed the leeches you can place them on a living mammal.
A. Yes we ship to the United Kingdom (Great Britain / England) regularly. The species of leech we sell are the Hirudo variety and if you prefer you can also get Buffalo Leeches send to the UK however they are a bit more expensive, because they are an exotic leech variety.
A. Yes you can buy the leech information book from our website Leeches.com , however we currently do not offer bitcoin as a payment option.
A. Hello, here is a link to a Leech Book that you can check out , however we do not have a dedicated leech breading book if we find one for you we will post it as a product in our store.
A. Yes we will be happy if you learn more about leeches. We have tried to compile enough information however , if you don't find this information sufficient you might want to purchase some leech related books, such as this book , to educate yourself on the benefits of bloodsucking leeches and their care and history. We plat on publishing more information on leaches, as we go along. So keep checking our website.
A. Leeches.com does not feed its leeches before shipping them to our customers. We receive our leech stock hungry from the bio farms of Europes and we dispatch them to same way - hungry. We do not get involved in their feeding process as this is the bio-farm's job. Fed leeches are not suitable for shipping, as they are full of blood, very heavy and they stay idle all day long. Hungry leeches are the only usable condition we trade in.
A. North American leeches (Macrobdella Decora) is a species of leech that can be used medicinally by the medical establishments, however they have not been approved for medical use by the FDA of United States. Therefore, North American leeches are not normally utilized medically. Furthermore, this type of leech is very difficult to trick to bite the human skin. They wonder around aimlessly on the skin and take forever to make the decision to pierce the skin. North American leeches make the best pets and children love them for there large size and gorgeous coloring on the back which features a greenish brown hue with light colored dots.
A. The sterile baby leech pack of 63 leeches is guaranteed to be completely sterile and unfed. These leeches are newborn hatchlings straight out of the cocoon. It is up to you how you use your sterile leeches exactly. They can be raised as pets or they can be utilized for other purposes such as you describe. Nevertheless, keep in mind that baby leeches can not pierce the skin independently without the help adult leeches around them. If you choose to use your leech medically, you will proceed at your own risk, as we do not advise you use them on yourself without the supervision of a trained hirudotherapist or a medical leech therapy professional.
A. We recommend you consult with hirudotherapy professional ( leech therapist ) before using our leeches medically. Leech therapists use different size leeches depending on the area of the body they are applied to. Baby and small leeches are considered cosmetic and they are usually used for the face and delicate areas of the body. Large leeches and jumbos are normally applied to the legs and the lower parts of the body, because the skin there is more coarse. Medium sizes are most predominantly used everywhere else however this is not medical advice. Yes leaches can live at room temperature comfortably. Leeches can only be used multiple times by the same mammal or person.
A. Of course, leeches are perfectly shippable for winter and you can use them for ice fishing. Just select your bait leech package on leeches.com and buy it. Leeches can be used either fat or hungry. Leeches full of blood are better for fishing because they attract marine predators from a long distance. Fed leeches are the perfect bait for Catfish, Pike, Whitefish, Perch.
A. Leaches can be fed on a living mammal such as horse, dog, cat, sheep, goat or your grandma. Yes they are sterile and yes you can feed them on yourself if you are that brave.
A. We stock our leeches from the bio-pharms of Europe to distribute worldwide. We are contacted by lots of Iranian leech producers however non of them ship their stock worldwide.
A. Yes of course we ship to the US (all states) regularly.
A. Yes, we now offer leech oil on the natural product section click here to see it.
A. Yes we deliver leeches to Australia regularly.
A. Our leeches are sourced from the Hirudo bio farms of Europe. Our pharm suppliers vary depending on stock and season. The leeches are sterile and hungry. They are mostly of the Hirudo Verbana variety. The farms we use as suppliers are located in Eastern and Western Europe.
A. Hello Nate, both the Hirudo and North American Leeches make great pets, also the Buffalo leeches as well, but we only have 3 left in stock that are HUGE adults and cost $600 each. Otherwise, yes, they are all good pets. The $6.50 leech is a baby Hirudo. Enjoy your leeches from Leeches.com!
A. Yes, of course you can order all large leeches. All you need to do, is leave a note in the "Notes" section at checkout, that you prefer only large leaches.
A. Yes the leeches we sell are sterile, however please consult with a hirudotherapist before using them on your body for medical purposes.n
A. Our baby leeches are the Hirudo breed leech.
A. Depending on your choice of leech, we can either send you a Dracula-sized North American Microbdella Decora leech or Hirudo Leech. Let us know which you prefer, by telling us in the NOTES section at the time of checkout.
A. Hello Olga,
Yes, once your total exceeds 100, you will receive an option for free shipping at checkout.
Yes, you can request a larger mix of leeches and yes we will ship it from CA for you.
A. Leeches always find the most problematic area of the body to feed on. This means they are looking for the warmest blood. It is thought that the warmest places of the human body are those with active infections or inflammations, so in fact, the leech is attracted to the diseased part of the mammal's body to feed off of. This is why leeches are thought to draw out bad blood or stale blood or puss and infection from the host body.
A. Leeches have been used traditionally in hirudotherapy (aka leech therapy) dating back thousands of years. We always recommend that you consult with a certified hirudotherapist before using leeches medically. Leeches have been approved by the FDA to be used in leech therapy, however this is not the scope of our website. We do not issue certificates, we do not issue medical advise nor consult people on how to use their leeches. A lot of customers nowadays seek to buy leeches as pets.
A. Our baby leeches have never sucked any blood. They are completely sterile like they were when they came out of the cocoon.
A. Leeches sold on our website Leeches.com are primarily meant for pets, but many people choose to use them on their body for medicinal procedures. If you are one of those people, you are using the leeches at your own risk.
A. Leeches on sale can be found here: Leeches.com sale packages
A. Leeches.com does not feed its leeches. We receive them hungry from the breeding pharm and sell them hungry as well. We sometimes carry some fed leeches for customers who want to buy them, but 99% of the time, people are interested in buying hungry leeches only. For your information, leeches can live comfortably up to 1 year without feeding.
A. You simply order your leeches from our website here, and you will receive them 3-4 days later in Kolkata, India.
A. Yes, leeches can co-exist together, if you order them from same leech type.
A. Hello Gary, if you are not happy with receiving a weekly leech specials email, then you can unsubscribe at the bottom of the email. However, receiving our weekly email, will ensure that you are getting the best specials for leeches at the lowest prices. Furthermore, we also blast very interesting and informative leech videos in our weekly email newsletter. We send you leech news, leach videos and special liich prices. It is up to you if you want to receive them or not.
A. 1. The size of a Jumbo leech before feeding is just a regular Jumbo leech. After feeding it will go as mush as a Dracula Leech 2. Each leech grows 9-10 times its original size after the feeding of a blood meal 3.You can just use a regular glass jar or leech jar as sold on Leeches.com 4. Leeches remove around 10 grams of blood per feeding and also another 10 gr from bleeding afterwords 5. Leeches feed 20-45 min on average 6. The biting of the Large and Jumbo leech can indeed be felt more-so than the baby and the small leech 7. Normal delivery of leeches ordered online will take on average 3-4 days. We not longer deliver to Walgreen. We only offer this in summer when it is hot. You are welcome hope this help.
A. Unfortunately we can not provide any medical advice, whatever the therapist recommended to you this is what you should follow and anymore or less might be harmful to your health. We have heard of russian healers using up to 60 leeches in one session, but we can not confirm this.
A. All our leeches on offer right now are the HIRUDO variety bloodsucking leech. We sometimes carry in stock the following types of leech also: Buffalo Leech (Hirudinaria Maniliensis) Turtle Leech (Ozobranchus margoi & Ozobranchus branchiatus) and Orientalis Leeches. We do not recommend you keep different species together, as they will have differing behaviors and habits and may decide to cannibalize each other or prey on each other. You also do not want to mix fed leeches with hungry ones as this will inevitably lead to unwanted consequences and loss of lives in some of your leeches.
A. We do not measure the leeches, as their body length varies due to stretching out and contracting. We sell leeches by size, which is determined by age. Babies are newborn sterile leeches. Mediums are just a few months old and as you go into large, extra large, jumbo and Dracula, they increase in age, all the way up to 3-4 years old. We also sell baby buffalo leeches and baby North American Leeches, when they are in stock!
A. Leeches are shipped on a daily or weekly bases. They arrive 3 days later at your home and you have nothing to worry about. We provide a 100% live arrival guarantee that your leeches will be living when they come to your address. We also ship leeches worldwide.
A. We can ship leeches to Australia and people use them for different purposes, although we are not particularly familiar with the purposes each person buys their leeches for, they have been used since ancient time for detox, purification and healing purposes. As with anything, if you should choose to use your leeches medicinally, we recommend you contact a hirudotherapist or consult a medical doctor.
A. The bloodsucking leech varieties our store carries (when in stock) are as follows:
A. Yes, baby Hirudo leeches will grow to become small, then they will grow to a medium size, then to Large, jumbo, XXXL and Dracula size. Leeches are either fed with the blood of living mammals, or they can be fed with an intestine filled with the blood of a butchered animal. Yes, the more often you feed your leech pets, they more rapidly they will grow and increase in size!
A. There are different babies packages sold on our website, see them here: Leech.com The option here sells the baby leeches individually.
A. Old leeches, new leeches, baby leeches, all leeches we sell are fed with blood. They are bloodsucking creatures and prefer living mammals to feed off of. The most colorful leeches are the Hungarian leech variety. They can get pretty big as well. Enjoy your new pets!
A. Yes, all leech species ship within Canada regularly.
A. Leeches will latch onto your fish and feed off of it, yes. Your poor fish will lose its eyesight first, because since leeches cannot latch onto fish scales, they go for the eyes! They also love to feed off of frogs and live cattle.
A. In summer, we only ship leeches to Florida with a Live-Arrival Guarantee, using overnight shipping. In this case 100% of the leeches survive and arrive alive. If you choose any other shipping method, you are running a great risk and with the cheapest shipping method, your leeches will probably have a 0% chance of making it alive, so best to go with Overnight. After September, leeches sent to Florida using the cheapest means, have a much better chance of surviving, since temperatures are below 25 degrees Celsius.
A. The absorbent pads are for the bleeding that occurs after the leech feeding. Leeches are fed with the blood of living mammals, so naturally, you might want to use pads to absorb the blood flow afterwards, which may take up to 10-12 hours to subside.
A. If you choose to use our leeches medically, this is up to you and its done at your own risk. We recommend you seek the advise of a medical professional, any time you choose to use live animals for medical purposes. Our leeches are sterile, raised in a farm and fed with certified beef blood.
A. 5 large leeches is what we have heard being fed on pets & animals such as a dog or a cat and this should take care of the problem once and for all. You can use the leeches all at once and only one feeding should be sufficient.
A. Buffalo leeches are always available for sale in our online leech store at: http://www.leeches.com
A. If your Hirudo leeches are kept in room-temperature water, inside an air-conditioned room - they will live a long life indeed. However if you keep them cool, your leeches will be prompted to release more of their green excrement into their own water. Over time, their excrement being of pH not suitable for them, your leeches will get poisoned by it. This means, you would either have to change your leeches' water more often and increase the volume of water in which you keep them, or you would need to keep them someplace cool, so they excrete less and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We do not recommend you keep leeches in the refrigerator as the icy-cold water will eventually deform them and they are more likely to die prematurely. The best concentration is: 100 leeches to a 10-litter leech bucket (leech lodge or aquarium), kept at room temperature, inside a cool air-conditioned room. This lodge needs to have a water change weekly and your leeches will enjoy excellent heath!
A. Leeches are shipped from several different locations, depending on where you are ordering from. We will dispatch your leeches the same week you order, unless you have chosen the overnight leech shipping, which dispatches daily. We buy our leeches from biopfarm wholesalers, to distribute to customers. If you are uncertain of the quality of our product, you may order from other leech selling sites and compare the results.
A. Medium leeches may or may not leave a scar on the skin. It depends on which the leech is placed on. As an example, scars occur on the stomach area and remain and there are never any scars left on the back of the neck. Discuss any medical application with a trained hirudotherapist, to ensure proper application techniques.
A. Leeches can be fed as frequently as once per month, when they are babies (0-3 months). They gradually decrease their feeding frequency need, as their age progresses. When they are aged 6 months to 1-year old they can be fed every 3 months. Once they reach 1 years of age, leeches can drink blood as seldom as once every 6 months. After 1.5-2 yeas old and onward, leeches need only be fed by bloodsucking on a mammal only once per year.
A. Hirudo leeches do not eat worms. Leeches of this variety do not "eat" anything. They only suck blood. Hirudo Leeches also make wonderful pets!
A. Leeches can feed on any living mammal. The feeding technique depends on your preference, but most people prefer to let the leech crawl around and attach on their own. For example, if you are going to feed your leech on your dog or cat, you would shave the area for feeding, as the leech prefers bare skin to attach itself on, and let your leech crawl around that area. Once the leech is securely attached, it starts to suck blood and it will drop off on its own when its done. If your leech isn't attaching easily to the chosen area of feeding, you may use the needles sold in our online shop, to prick the skin and let some blood out, so that the leech will smell it and be tempted to feed exactly on that same spot. You may also feed your leeches artificially, by stuffing an empty intestine with blood, however, this option is not advisable, as leeches do not prefer it. They much prefer a firm, live body to suck their blood from. If leeches are fed on humans, small leeches will not leave a scar, but medium and large leeches may leave scars on your body. There are places on the body where scars do not occur, such as the back of the neck area.
Hirudo Leeches do not eat plant matter, nor other animal species. The only eating action they have is to suck. They suck the blood of mammals, such as Cows, Fish, Frogs, Horses, Cats, Dogs, etc.
A. We purchase leeches wholesale from Biofarms in Europe. Leech purchasing is done per kilo. If you are from Iran or Turkey and want to sell your leeches, you can post your advertisement on our site.
A. We don't sell horse leeches, if this is what you mean. Horse leeches are usually blacker in color and they do not suck blood. We only sell bloodsuckers.
A. Leeches are sold in Dollars on this website. You will need to pay in dollars and the system will allow you to see how much your shipping will be for the leeches to India.
A. Buffalo leeches ship out from Europe and yes, they are usually in stock year-round. Yes, we should be able to ship it to your PO box address as well, but your address is best in this case. We will not be asking Walgreens to hold your purchase in this case, since Buffalo Leeches are not coming from the US.
A. We now offer Fedex overnight as well. We did not know amazon leeches can even dissolve protein formations too, this is something very interesting!
A. Of course you can order the 120 leeches and specify only small size leeches. You can generally specify a preferred size on any of our packages, simply include a note at the time of checkout in the NOTES space.
A. We dispatch leeches to Australia regularly.
A. Yes, all our leech offers are same for everybody, worldwide! We have shipped to the middle east for many clients and they have all been happy with their purchase.
A. If you purchase leeches from Europe, they will be shipped from Eastern Europe for you. We do not currently carry any Macrobdella Decora leeches at the present time, only the Hirudo varieties.
A. Fedex is an express courier so shipping cost for leeches is double or triple that of Post Office. The benefit to using an express courier is that you receive the live-arrival guarantee when you select the Overnight leech shipping option in summertime!
A. We do not recommend you put ice into your leech tank. When the ice falls to the bottom of the tank and leeches touch it, they may stick to the ice, as ice is sticky. Once they are stuck to the ice, they will not be able to detach themselves and may eventually die or get deformed. We do not recommend you use ice in close proximity to your leeches.
A. Leeches we carry are mainly the Hirudo variety and yes, you can receive small and baby leeches in Hiuro varieties or as Buffalo Leeches as well. Simply place your order in our online store and leave a note in the NOTES field during checkout.
A. Hirudo Medicinalis and Hirudo Verbana Leeches have been used for weight loss by Hirudotherapists historically. However, we cannot advise you on where exactly the body-placement points are on the body for this type of application. You should consult with your medical professional, before applying such therapy on yourself.
A. If you choose the express Fedex delivery, the leeches arrive in 2 days usually in great condition or they can be held at Walgreens to make sure the temperatures will not affect them.
A. You can feed your leeches as soon as you receive them or as late as 1 year from the day you order your leech from Leeches.com, as leeches can last up to a year in a hungry state.
A. Bloodsucking leeches have been used for hematoma historically since the beginning of the century. It takes only about 5 large leeches placed on your dog's skin, to cause the shrinking of the hematoma bump (bubble) and for the affected area to dry up and go away completely in a couple of weeks. As always, feel free to contact your hirudotherapist when using bloodsucking leeches medically on yourself or your pet, or consult with a medical doctor about each condition, before using leeches, to make sure there are no contraindications and you are using the leeches correctly, at your own risk.
A. The leeches you can purchase in our online store are of the Hirudo variety. If you should decide to use them medically, as many people choose to do, you should consult your medical doctor or a trained hirudotherapy professional (leech therapist). Before attempting to use your bloodsucking leeches for medicinal purposes, keep in mind you are doing so at your own risk, unless done under medical prescription and supervision.
A. We are happy to hear that your order arrived in good condition and you are happy with your new aquatic pets! Yes, we will go ahead and change your new order to Hungarian leeches, we hope you will enjoy them just as much and have fun playing with them and observing their behavior :)
A. Yes, we can send leeches to Norway. To answer your questions; 1. Mini leeches are smaller bloodsucking leeches than small leeches, as they are also sometimes called "cosmetic leeches". 2. Regarding the 22-leech pack, yes, you can certainly request a particular size or a mixture of different sizes, if you write to us in advance by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A. Yes we ship leeches to Australia regularly.
A. Medicinal Hirudo Leeches, as well as all other leeches of the bloodsucking variety have the ability to produce and inject powerful compounds, no matter what variety the leech is. All bloodsucking leeches can and are been used in Hirudotherapy, worldwide. Some produce more hours of bleeding and others less. Feel free to use your leeches as you see fit. And if you have any more questions, you might want to consult with a leech therapist let us know.
A. Yes we are back on Amazon. Here is the link to our amazon leech shop.
A. Yes you own the same leech book as the one we sell, so no need to buy it again. Here is the link to the book called Leech Therapy in Ayurveda by Dr. M. Bhaskar Rao and Dr. Hemant Kumar Kushwana
A. Hirudo is the bloodsucking leech type for sale in our online store. Yes, we have all leeches in baby size, including the jumbos and the Draculas. If you need any of the leeches in a particular age or size, simply emal us at: email@example.com and we will arrange your leech order to be exactly to your specifications.
A. We do not purchase our leech supply from Pakistan. We only stock leeches from Biophrms in Europe. Thanks for your offer however!
A. Moss is used by the leech as a shade and as its protective bedding to crawl under and hide into. The leech loves mossy lakes, hence why it prefers swamps and marshlands as its natural habitat. It has been said by many leech experts that any moss will work, when it comes to keeping, breeding and raising leeches, however, the mosses we offer in our online store are the preferred type by the leech variety we offer. Nevertheless, you should be able to use your moss as well, as long as its alive.
A. Yes, we send leeches internationally. They indeed can get hungry again in 3-6 months time, so meanwhile you can keep them as pets and have fun raising your leeches!
A. 5 Gallon is going to be a very good size vessel for a leech to freely swim in and live comfortably. Maybe its a bit too much freedom for her, but she will definitely appreciate it.
A. Yes, you certainly can.
A. Leeches of most Hirudo types live up to 6 years, according to most scientific reports. The bloodsucking leech can be fed once every 3 months when in baby stage and once every 6 months when in the teenage stage. Once they grow up, leeches can be fed once a year or when they get hungry for blood. We do not advise you to keep leeches in the refrigerator, as this poses a threat to their health and interferes with proper digestion.
A. Leech orders are shipping within the same week and they usually arrive 3 days after dispatch.
A. The feeling when getting bitten by a leech can be compared to a tiny electric shock or some describe it as feeling similar to a mosquito bite. Some bites are more prominent than others and can be felt more than others. It depends on the delicateness of the area on the body on which the bloodsucker is placed to bite. We do not know why your leech has died after feeding on you. In many cases, leeches die from improper care. As we are not familiar with her particular circumstance, we cannot be sure as to what happened to your pet exactly. You can purchase more leeches and give it another try at caring for them, to see if they will survive better this time. In some cases the blood of its owner can also kill the leech, as they are prone to dying when they are exposed to toxicity. If you decide to use your leeches medicinally, be sure to consult with your doctor or medical professional, who knows about leeches.
A. Wild leeches are also Hirudo and are not recommended for medicinal use. Consult with your doctor or healthcare professional when using any leech species medically on the human body, even if its just for feeding. The only specimens we sell at the moment are Hirudo varieties.
A. Dracula leeches are fed every 3 months when they are babies. At a teen-age stage they can get fed every 6 months and later on in life, these Hirudo leeches can be fed when they get hungry.
A. We have not sold you your buffalo leech pet. You would definitely need to ask the supplier who sold you the buffalo leeches to find out if their leech stock is sterile and clean and suitable to feed on humans.
A. Yes, absolutely we post leeches to Finland.
A. Leeches sold on Leeches.com are Hirudo Bloodsucking European leeches. It takes about 3-4 days for you to receive your leech shipment in the mail.
A. Leeches are packages and shipped in special gel and leech containers. Be sure to check out the leech video section for an unboxing video of the leeches!
A. We are a budget leech seller online. If you are looking for medicinal or medical leeches shop, you might need to contact specialty leech sellers online or clinics that sell them in your area. Although many people may choose to use our bloodsucking Hirudo leeches for medical purposes, we do not advocate their use in medicine without consulting a medical practitioner or hirudotherapy professional first.
A. You will see that we have already answered this question with a "Yes" down lower on the questions list.
A. Not a significant difference, other than the price. The type of leech is Hirudo in both cases.
A. We offer email-based support in the US as well as Worldwide. $6 sounds like a price per leech, as we do not have packages priced that low per package of Leeches.
A. Our leeches are the Hirudo variety. Enjoy your pregnant leech!
A. Baby leeches are newborns. Small leeches are young teenagers. Medium leeches are regular adults. Large leeches are somewhat over the hill. X-Large and XXX-Large leeches are senior citizens and Dracula leeches should probably be thinking about the nursing home (LOL). So yes, size does matter, in regards to age. A leech normally lives to about 3 years. We hope this information helps you choose the right aquatic pet for yourself.
A. Leeches don't always want to eat when you want them to. Sometimes it maybe tired from the travel and sometimes its in mating season and wants to mate, rather than drink blood. You can however trick a leech to bite when you pierce the skin of the host and let out some blood. As soon as the leech smells the blood, it will be enticed to bite and it will / should latch onto that very place where the blood is pouring out of. You can also use an aerosol spray cap and place your leech under that cap, and cup it over the location where you would like the leech to bite. The leech will get upset from the smell of the aerosol spray or deodorant smell inside the cap and it will often bite right there, out of pure anger. We hope this helps! Let us know if you should have any other questions.
A. Our leech jars are either 1-litter (Quart Size) or 2-litters (half gallon) in volume.
A. Leeches grow up in 3 to 6 months. To use them for medical purposes, it is advisable that you first seek out a hirudotherapist or a medical professional. Some people are able to use leeches medicinally from the baby stage, but once again, once you consult with a professional, they will tell you what species they use and at what stage of their life they apply them.
A. There are no known diseases transmitted by Hirudo Leeches, as this type of leech does not have back-valves to release blood back into its host body. Nevertheless, it is best to consult with a medical professional for medical advise on this and other health-related topics.
A. We are a budget leech seller. Here you can find all kinds of leech packages and bulk sale bundles. Browse around our shop at https://www.leeches.com to find the best deal that's right for you!
A. The simple answer is: probably not! Leeches are very resilient creatures and they adapt to different types of chemicals in the water and in their food supply as well. We have not heard of any case of leeches being killed by medicines. However, leeches will die from soap solution as well as from salt, so avoid any soap or salt contamination in your leeches' water and they should survive and thrive well.
A. Leech babies are sterile. This means they have never been fed before. All other leeches have been fed at some point in their life, before they reach the end-consumer. Yes, you can try and breed your pet leeches by placing a couple of them in a container together and watch them mate. Then, setup their leech bedding of moss or straw and as you notice your mommy getting pregnant, so she can deliver her leech cocoons in fresh moist straw or moss. Once cocoons are delivered, new babies will hatch from them in a month's time under the right living conditions.
A. Yes, we can send your leeches to your country.
A. Leech therapy (Hirudotherapy) is quite different than letting a leech feed on you. In one case, you are using the leech medicinally, and in the other case you are not. We do not advise you to use it with medicinal purposes unless you consult with a medical professional or a hirudotherapist with regards to your medical condition and take the appropriate action regarding this matter. Feeding your leech is another matter unto itself and is not equated to applying leeches therapeutically. I hope this makes things more clear for you.
A. Hello Shaqeera, we are not sure what "boujee" means... could you please clarify this for us and also how this relates to leeches? Also, we do not sell leech vases for now, but perhaps we will add this as a product to our store in the future.
A. Hello Brian, yes we only sell alive leeches. You can place your order directly online at our website here:http://www.leeches.com and you will receive an instruction sheet along with your order. Enjoy your leeches!
A. Yes, simply place your order online and the system will automatically calculate your shipping.
A. The baby buffalo leeches are the size of a medium Hirudo leech when shipped.
A. Yes, we deliver leeches to France regularly.
A. Please feed your leeches and you will find out that you have received 1 Dracula and 1 large leech. Once you have confirmed that with us, we can issue a refund or a re-shipmen to you of the ones that are missing from your order.
A. Yes, the size leech pictured is close to the one you will be getting, except yours will be un-fed. The Dracula leech will expand to the pictured size once its been fed.
A. We have decided to use the express 2-day shipping method for your orders going forward, as that shipping option is more expensive, but it has 100% success rate in summer. So, please feel free to place your order again and we will deliver to you express.
A. Leeches will vomit blood on occasion. There is nothing really concerning about this, except that you need to change its water immediately and think about improving its living conditions, i.e. determine if its not too hot or too cold and if its getting too much sunlight or too little sunlight, etc.
A. Where did you read that Dracula leeches cannot feed on you? European leeches are more aggressive feeders than the American variety. XXL jumbo leeches feed nearly as much as the huge Draculas. Yes, besides the Buffalo leeches, which can get to the length of your arm, Dracula ones are the second best choice.
A. Which leech box are you referring to from our product shop Tony? All prices are clearly visible on the website. If you are unsure about the price, please quote an exact product and we will clarify.
A. Hello, our shipments take on average 3-4 days to arrive to Canada from Europe.
A. All leech prices are listed on our website: Leeches.com - you can clearly see the prices of leech packages as well. Make your purchase directly through our online store and your fishing leeches will be delivered a few days later.
A. Sometimes leeches might get tired from the shipping and time spent in the hot container during travel. Simply place them in cold water and allow your leeches a few day's time to rest and recover from the trip. Once they are ready, they will start to bite. Also, leeches will refuse to bite if you or somebody in your household uses strong perfumes, or scented soaps. Everything must be odor-less and natural, for the leeches to want to bite. They also very much like the smell of sweat and natural perspiration. Some people also prick the area where the leech will be attaching, as the smell of blood will entice the insect to want to feed.
A. It is up to you to decide whether to use our leeches for this type of purpose or not, as you are doing so at your own risk. We are not devoted to selling leeches for medical use, although many people prefer to think of Hirudo leeches that way. However, if you have decided to undertake this process, then we have learned from other hirudotherapists that the best would probably be the large size leech for tough areas and cosmetic size for delicate areas.
A. We do not sell any North American Species of leeches at the present moment. However, keep checking our web shop, as we occasionally get these species in and release them for sale at the online store. All our leeches at the present moment are bloodsuckers.
A. Each leech product has a count associated with it - i.e, you choose how many you need from there. Bloodsucking leeches are either sold in packages or individually. If they are displayed as a pack, the count is indicated in the title and description. If they are sold individually, there is no count and you must choose how many you want on the screen, just above the "Add to Cart" button.
A. There are generally 3 varieties of bloodsucking leeches that exist in Europe: Hirudo Medicinalis, Hirudo Verbana & Hirudo Officialis. Since we do not sell them for medical purposes per se, the varity that we quote is "Hirudo", so you will get one of the bloodsucking Hirudo varieties or a hybrid version of those three. The "Dracula" and "Vampire" naming conventions are used for novelty purposes only and do not represent a different morphology. We hope this answers your questions.
A. Bloodsuckers of the Hirudo variety do not eat anything, much less frogs. The only thing they feed on is mammal blood and they obtain it by way of sucking. It is possible for them to suck blood from frogs as well.
A. We are pleased to hear your leeches arrived safe and sound! Thank you for your order and please don't hesitate to visit Leeches.com, if you should ever need leeches or leech supplies in the future.
A. This is wonderful to hear! We are extremely glad to hear this and will be happy to continue to service your needs in the future :) Happy Mother's Day!
A. The various leech packages and prices are listed on this website - you are more than welcome to choose amongst them and make your purchase directly, by ordering here online in our online shop. People find many purposes for the leeches they buy from us, so it is up to you as to what purpose you'd like to tackle with your newly purchased leeches.
A. Leeches are sold directly on our website and once you start the checkout process, you will see the shipping cost to India when the system calculates your shipping.
A. Your pet leeches have not been individually tested in-house for parasites, before they ship out. We are not familiar with leech testing for "parasites", but you can certainly try it, by sending your samples from the leeches you received to a lab near you and have your test results analyzed by a medical professional for pathogens, as you like. We are a budget leech seller, not a medical facility, laboratory or any other type of medical establishment, so do not unfortunately offer individual leech testing services.
A. There are ways you could feed your pet leeches with beef blood - yes. Some people buy emptied intestines from the butcher shop and fill them with beef blood. You can then place this intestine in a tray and place the leeches around it, to feed on. We can't guarantee the leeches would like this blood meal very much, but it is an alternative feeding method for bloodsucking leeches, who otherwise MUCH prefer to latch onto a living organism (host body) to feed from.
A. We do not feed our leeches for sale. We receive them hungry as well as sell them the same way. Leeches can last up to 1 full year without feeding. All bloodsucking leeches are being fed certified beef blood at the bio-pharms but we are not a pharm, and we do not get involved with feeding the live animals, we only care for them, until its time to ship them, when they are sold to customers like you.
A. You can order the leech jars either with or without air holes on the lid or on the sides, depending on the your personal preference. If you prefer to have air holes, simply include a note at the time of checkout.
A. There isn't a set week day for shipping leeches. Each order is shipped out as soon as possible, usually on the following work day, however we cannot guarantee you a particular shipment or arrival day. You will need to find an emergency leech shipper for this and they charge $16 per leech. We are a budget leech supplier and we do not offer overnight shipping. We can ship leeches via Fedex (2-day) but there are no arrival day guarantees nor shipment day guarantees still. We can have your order held at the nearest Walgreens for you to pickup, this option offers a faster turnaround time on the delivery, since the leeches don't spend an extra day on the delivery truck to get to your address. Nevertheless, if you are under any deadlines or pressed by any dates, we are not the right leech supplier for you. Leeches.com offers budget options for leech packages and we work on a our own delivery schedule suitable for shipping the leeches, so that they reach you alive and well. If you have any special requirements of any kind, please contact another supplier.
A. Leeches are shipped weekly, so depending on availability, your leech order will depart at the earliest convenient time within the same week, and will arrive at your address 2-3 days later, depending on the shipping option you have selected at the time of checkout.
A. We are glad you received your leeches alive and in good condition. You are welcome back any time, to shop for more leeches at our online store. Let us know if you have any questions we could answer as well!
A. Once your leeches are received, you need to take them out of the transport container with hirudo gel and transfer them into a jar of clean cold water. You should not leave them in the original containers more than a few hours after receipt, as that medium is going to be dirty and needs replacement.
A. Click on the 10% off Discount tab at the top of the website and enter your email address. The discount code will be sent to your email address immediately.
A. Species of all of our leeches is Hirudo. Yes, babies are a completely sterile leech, this means they have never eaten in their lifetime and you will be the first one to feed them with their first blood meal.
A. No, leeches do not harm humans in the process of biting or feeding. Furthermore, leeches are not known to transmit diseases because they don't have any back-valves inside their bodies. Also, there have never been any document deaths from leech bites. Leeches are considered quite safe and harmless animals.
A. Hello Kody, we do not know what you mean by "need"? And yes our leeches are completely sterile, as they come from certified biopharms in Europe.
A. The post office has tried to deliver to your address twice, but each time unsuccessfully. This address you have provided looks to be undeliverable. Have you called your post office to find out what is the issue with your address?
A. We ship leeches from several locations, worldwide. Simply place your order on the website and you will receive your leeches at your address a few days later.
A. We sell leeches online. If you need a different leech supplier, please contact a local medical leech supplier near you. A simple search in Google will reveal all the leech sellers in your area.
A. Yes, if the leech is large, its sucker is quite strong. The best way to deal with it is to use a pair of cotton gloves like the ones we sell here and swipe across the surface to which the leech is clinging, This will dislodge the sucker and let the leech loose.
A. STATUS: Delivered, In/At Mailbox
The best way to deal with a situation like this is to call the post office and find out where they left your package!
A. Its a cream with leech extract. You could probably use it for any part of the skin on the body, not just the legs.
A. Many people feed their pet leeches with their own blood. We would advise you that using leeches on yourself is done at your own risk. Although very few people are allergic to leech bites, it is possible that you may be one of them, in which case it is possible to experience prolonged redness or skin irritation, in which case you should seek medical help.
A. Yes, we have sent you a special promo link for your friend Vicky and she has already made her purchase. She bought the promotional sterile leech pack of 63 babies - same as last season and it is being shipped out tomorrow for her.
A. Hello, your order was on hold due to stock levels being at zero, we have now replenished the leech stock for the Spring/Summer season of 2018 and your order is getting shipped out today!
A. Leeches have a long history of being used in medicine, including the conditions you are afore-mentioning, however, it is best to consult with a doctor or a professional hirudotherapist, before using leeches medically.
A. It is a European variety of Moss, suitable for the Hirudo Leech. Yes, the moss sold is alive and can be placed inside the leech home.
A. Your Jumbo leeches will take 3 to 6 months to digest their blood, before they get hungry again.
A. Yes, leeches can live comfortably in a large mason jar. Be sure to keep a tight lid on, or cover it with a piece of cloth, tied with an elastic band. For more leech care tips, check out the leech care page of our website HERE.
A. Leeches of the bloodsucking variety have a long history of being used to treat illnesses, diseases and medical conditions. Leeches are still widely used in Eastern Europe, by people and folk healers as a cure for many ailments. Therefore, bloodsucker leeches are medically significant animals in that respect, however, you are proceeding at your own risk, if you decide to use leeches to apply on your skin. We advise you to consult with an experienced hirudotherapist, before treating yourself medically and we also advise you to procure medical leeches, which are especially bred in approved bio-farms and fed on sterile beef blood, to be able to be used in the medical establishments. You can also watch videos on youtube about leech therapy, to learn more about this interesting topic.
A. Yes, All leeches sold on Leeches.com are alive.
A. You do not have to shake your leech jar, simply transfer your baby leech into cold water.
A. Yes, baby leeches might not be able to latch onto the skin of its feeding host, but this is not a problem. Simply place an adult leech to fee before them and place the babies on the same site afterward. This way they would be able to feed properly. Also, another alternative is to allow them to grow a little, before attempting to feed the baby leeches, by that time they would have become a proper small leech size and will be bite on their own.
A. Hello Jen,
A. Leech babies come from the biopharm, where they have hatched from the leech cocoons of their mothers.
A. Leeches are shipped out year-round and we stop shipping them only in freezing winter weather or in the peak heat of summer.
A. We are an online-store only, you will place your order on our website and your leeches will get delivered shortly thereafter.
A. Did you send us a picture on the day of delivery to firstname.lastname@example.org, so we could look at it and determine what might be going on with your leech?
A. Leeches suck blood for a living :) Small fish tank like the ones we sell at our store here on http://www.Leeches.com is just fine!
A. Of course you can breed our leeches. Simply purchase a pair of leeches and use the leech moss for the pregnant leeches perhaps you want to get the leech bed as well. Or you can buy a pregnant leech and see if you can create favorable conditions for her to deliver the leech cocoons in your bedding.
A. Leeches do not need any special type of care, such as specialized or de-chlorinated waters of any type. Regular tap water is enough to keep them alive and well, as they will adapt to any level of chlorination. Don't feel bad about your loss of leeches, everyone has lost the lives of some exotic aquatic pet at some point in their life, before they learn how to take care of it properly. Next time you will know better and you will be well-suited not only to keep and raise leeches, but maybe even become a leech breeder!
A. The leech-bite host will bleed upwards of 10-12 hours afterward, after which the bleeding will stop on its own. This process is called "oozing" and it is not associated with much blood loss, only with a continuous oozing of lymphatic fluid colored in red from the blood around it.
A. We have watched all your leech reviews and videos Emma, wow, what a fantastic work you have done! We are happy your leeches are nice and well and we have sent you a few free specimens as a "thank you" gift with your second leech order. If you should make further videos with our leeches, we will gladly provide you with your own discount code to offer to your viewers and this will give you the opportunity to earn commission as well. If you are interested, let us know.
A. Hello Katherine,
A. We carry Hirudo species leeches. We cannot unfortunately make any medical recommendations or suggestions, as we only sell the leeches and we do not dispense any medical instruments or advise. You will need to consult with a medical doctor or hirudotherapy professional about your case. Leeches have a long history of having been used in medicine, however, this is not the subject of this site, as we are just a leech seller service online.
A. Leeches originate from the leech pharms of Europe and they are large because they have been fed on certified beef.
A. Yes, we do carry the baby version of them as well. Simply place your order and leave a note in the NOTES field at checkout that you prefer a baby sent to you.
A. Which company did you order your leeches from? Did the leeches die in your care or did you receive them like that for the shipper? Have you considered feeding them your own blood? As we understand it, most people do just that.
A. You can check out this product here, which is suitable to keep leeches' bedding half-wet half-dry: https://www.leeches.com/products/leech-bed-for-aquariums
A. We do not measure leeches in inches or centimeters. The reason is because leeches are stretchy and cannot be measured exactly. The best way to picture their size is to look at the product picture.
A. We are not sure what your question is...? Does it relate to leeches or the price of leech jars? Our product prices are clearly indicated on the site and if you are interested in a particular product, simply buy it and it will be delivered to do you shortly.
A. Your purchase is protected by our live arrival guarantee. This means that if your animal arrives dead for some reason and you send us a picture on the day of delivery with the original shipping label, you will get a free replacement. If you were late in notifying us and sending us that picture for some reason, you can still get a replacement, when you place your next order. This means we offer a lifetime leech-replacement guarantee also, when you place a new order! No other services offer these types of guarantees.
A. Any mammal bitten by a leech will continue to bleed for a period of 10 to 12 hours. The quantity of blood is minimal, as the blood is not said to even "bleed" but rather, it "oozes" out in very tiny quantities over a long period of time.
A. Bait leeches are $6 a piece at the moment per piece and you can buy as many leeches as you like.
A. Baby leeches can be fed on any living mammal. Enjoy raising your baby leeches!
A. Hello Sergio,
A. Leeches excrements are greenish brown in color. If you see a red excrement, it means your leech has regurgitated blood. This means something in its conditions was not quite right. You might have kept it in the sunlight or not enough air inside the jar... or water had too much chlorox, we cannot know exactly what has happened in the conditions which you have made for her. If you send us a better explanation, we might be able to guess what perhaps might have killed your leech.
A. Hello Angela, the leeches we carry in our store are the Hirudo variety.
A. Yes, you can get your leeches delivered in Australia as well.
A. There is a leech scar video that shows that large size leeches will leave scars if you let them feed on your body. In this case, small leeches are much preferred, as they do not leave any scars and bumps whatsoever.
A. Hi Bronson, yes, you can breed leeches without moss, instead you can use straw.
A. Hello Robert, we are not sure where you would go to acquire Haementeria ghilianii leeches unfortunately, sorry! Perhaps try searching the countries where these leech species naturally occur.
A. Leeches only suck blood once every 3-6 months. The rest of the time they spend in rest, digesting their ingested blood and sometimes hibernation. Water needs changed only when it gets dirty, i.e. once a week. Any more frequent water changes will rob the leech of its vital elements and nutrients necessary for survival.
A. This sounds great Ben! Leeches tend to drop off when they are completely full.
A. Leeches release a special substance that prevents the blood of the host from clotting, therefore, the place on which the leech has fed will continue bleed for upwards of 10 hours. There is no known way to clot or stop the bleeding. Hirudo leeches are neither males nor females, they are in fact hermafrodites. When they mate, they take on the role of the opposing sexes.
A. Hello Becca, we have included 4 free leeches with your new order, for you to enjoy as a reward for your wonderful helpful reviews of our leeches and products. Thank you very much indeed!
A. The buffalo leeches feed similar to the Hirudo Verbana leeches, you make a prick to the host's skin and the smell of blood will attract the leech to bite. The hirudinaria Manliensis is a lot harder to trick to bite, than the regular European leeches.
A. At this time we do not support Amazon.com payments nor gift cards. We use our own Leech.com Shopping Discounts and you can receive your discount code by signing up with your email address from our first popup window when visiting the Leeches.com website.
A. How often do you feed your leeches on your mice? If it was less than 3 months ago, then its too soon! You should wait for your leeches to get blood hungry again, before offering them your mouse to feed from. This takes on average from 3-6 months.
A. We are happy to hear your leech order has arrived safe & sound and they are perfectly alive and well. Enjoy them and let us know if we can ever be of further assistance!
A. Hello, we currently carry only Hirudo Bloodsucking leech species.
A. Yes, we do ship to Dubai as well.
A. Hello, did you purchase moss and a hanging bed for the pregnant leech to crawl in and out of the half-full and half-wet moss? If you do not create this type of environment for the pregnant leeches, they will absorb the pregnancy. Furthermore, if you failed to do this, combine all 3 leeches together with these conditions, and they will mate this spring and hopefully another one will get pregnant.
A. Unfortunately we cannot provide medical advise. You might be better off visiting a European leech selling website such as: http://www.medicalleeches.com to find more appropriate products for your circumstance.
A. Leeches are not feed with liver, they are bloodsuckers, they only suck blood from live mammals.
A. Feeding pet leeches on liver is not a suitable practice, as bloodsucking leeches do not feed on anything, except suck blood from living mammals. Hirudo Leeches also do not "drink" blood from containers. Leeches can be handled without biting, if you move them around quickly in your hands. Their suckers can be unlatched easily by lifting them up gently with the tip of the fingernails. However, leeches that are already biting their host, cannot and should not be unlatched by force. It those cases, it is best to let them drink until they reach fullness and drop off on their own. Another unlatch method is to drop pure lemon juice on its front sucker, and the leech should release its grip immediately and crawl away from the lemon juice.
A. Your pet leech can safely latch and feed on any mammal. Some people use frogs for feeding, among other living hosts. Hirudo Leeches can also live up to 1 year without feeding.
A. Medications do not seem to affect leech feeding, as the leeches adjust to just about any condition without this affecting their health and wellbeing.?