It is preferred to get a 20 gallon for an adult. Requirements are 3 hides: 1 cool, 1 moist, and 1 hot. They do not bask so there is no need for a basking spot. Do not use any substrate (flooring) that can cause them to swallow, such as calcium sand (big no no), wood chips, and any other small dangerous edibles as it can cause their stomach to impaction. Use reptile carpet or if you're cheap, paper towels are excellent alternatives as they're easy to clean and replace. You will need to have a heat pad as they sense through their stomachs. They don't bask, so there's no need any heating lamp, and lamps can really damage their sensible eyelids. You also need a water dish and a mealworm dish. And last thing is a thermometer and just in case, a hydrometer to see how moist your tank is.
Depending on what supplies you get, it should cost no more than $100.
Date published: 2018-03-18