Skink have broad thick bodies, tiny legs and feet, and bluntly triangular head. The external ear opening is nearly covered with a flap of scales. These are diurnal, terrestrial lizards that are adept at digging, rapidly disappearing in loose sand when frightened.
Provide a dry environment, with a deep cleaned playground sand. Use some low rocks and bark slabs for basking. Daytime gradient of 85-95 F (30-34 C), with a basking area of 100-104 F (40 C).
UVB lighting a must. Night time temperatures should drop to 15-20 degrees. Use a shallow water bowl that they can easily get into and out of. Diet should include a variety of invertebrate.