My daughter has, as of late, been very fond of snails. They are easy to care for, easy to feed and don’t bite. Sure they slime you, but nothing in life is perfect.
The number is now up to 10 I believe. She plays with them mostly at the time we have to pull them all out in order to wash out their tank, a plastic beetle box. I’ve sat watching them eating and sliming their way around the tank, they really are interesting little creatures!