Here's a "thanks, but no thanks" ad from Boys' Life, April 1967.
Look how big that chameleon is. No wonder it has life insurance. It probably has its own business and a car, too. And it's going to be out looking for a bigger house pretty soon, too.
You'll need to take it to those open houses on your shoulder. It will even match the color of your clothes. Good to know you two will be looking fashionable. That will impress the realtors for sure.
Oh and you will also get a Swiss Warbler Whistle with your free live chameleon so that you can imitate "any kind of birds" (so why they call it something as specific as a Swiss Warbler Whistle, nobody knows). And you can get 3 months' worth of live meal worms - chameleon take-out - for a dollar. This is getting more enticing by the moment (I am kidding, of course).*
A chameleon the size of a raccoon, 3 months' worth of meal worms, and an annoying whistle. Yes, your parents will be delighted with this amazing offer, too.