Chameleon's for sale for 1 dollar in the 60-70's

MK1

New Member
Ive been think about posting this for a while but never have. I wanted to know if anyone else has heard the stories of baby chams being sold at county fairs for 1 dollar with a string attached to them and a safety pin to Pin them to your shirt. My mom said all the kids would get one and walk around with baby chams tied to their shirt like a sheriff's badge.

Do any of the older members remember such a practice? Ah the good ole days..:confused:

Mike
 

chameleonneeds

Avid Member
I think there is one or 2 of these threads from the year 2009 about exactly this. Quite weird...maybe they were Anoles?
 

Action Jackson

Chameleon Enthusiast
They were Anole lizards but they called them Chameleons They had little chains around their necks:eek:

I had some when I was a kid. probably got them at the fair,you know back when you had to wind up your telephone.:)

Ive been think about posting this for a while but never have. I wanted to know if anyone else has heard the stories of baby chams being sold at county fairs for 1 dollar with a string attached to them and a safety pin to Pin them to your shirt. My mom said all the kids would get one and walk around with baby chams tied to their shirt like a sheriff's badge.

Do any of the older members remember such a practice? Ah the good ole days..:confused:

Mike
 

Sang

New Member
lol early 90's parsons could be purchased for $150.00 us... lol don't know what it was like in the 80's
 

eriksorg

Member
You people are making me feel old!!!Yea, way back when, my parents took me to the Del Mar fair and got me one of those Anoles on a leash!!! Kinda sad now that you think about it!!! And I too got one of those "cheap" parsons from a buddy who had imported some in the 90's...Paid 70 bucks each!!!!!
 

Joann

Member
Being one of the older members:( I remember seeing goldfish and baby iguanas.In fact I think we had one from the fair.My dad built a really big plexiglass cage for it and spent alot of time trying to take care of it.But back then nobody knew about MBD, UVB or calcium supplements.I imagine it died as I dont remember it much beyond a foot long and then it "disappeared"..
Plus there was no internet.They never had a chance unless you could keep them outdoors.
Animals as prizes or gifts are never a good idea..

I also remember anoles being called chameleons.In fact for the longest time I thought they were.
 

pinocchiosmommy

New Member
Our county fair has iguanas still every year as prizes. Makes me sick walking around watching kids take them on rides and things. Last year there was two teenage boys playing catch with one. I yelled at them and they took of running. I know that they don't have feeling like humans but they're truely tortured.
 
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