you can NOT keep a cham in a rubber maid container. Veiled Chams need height to climb...they need to have the impression they are above you, in order to feel secure.
My chams cage is 5 FEET high! filled with real plants so he can lurk around and "think" that no one can see him.
If you are having difficulty with the 20 dollar difference between a corn snake and a cham....I honestly dont' understand how you will deal with the initial cash out lay to set a cham up properly.
Cost of the animal should be the LAST thing that you base your decision on.