Size: Adults usually range from 6-8 inches
Lifespan: This species can live for 30-40 years
Enclosure: 20 gallon long aquariums are suitable for juveniles, once full grown, 40 gallon breeder aquariums are preferred with a substrate of cage carpet, aspen, cypress, and coconut shavings or mulch
Temperature: A gradient of 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit on the cool side and 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit on the basking side and full-spectrum UV lighting per day is recommended
Humidity: The enclosure should be kept within 60%-70%
Diet: Both juveniles and adults should receive vegetables such as spring mix and proteins such as roaches, mealworms, and the occasional pinky mouse.