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dreamr3488
01-29-2005, 03:23 AM
Can anyone tell me if it's legal to ship a veiled chameleon to Hawaii?
Someone told me that it might be a no no.........

Thanks!

reptilebreeder
01-29-2005, 04:02 AM
Can anyone tell me if it's legal to ship a veiled chameleon to Hawaii?
Someone told me that it might be a no no.........

Thanks!

Quick glance through my Field guide to reptiles and the law, it appears veileds are prohibited. (seems all Chameleons are, but I'd have to read a little more in depth.

evansnakes
01-29-2005, 07:27 AM
State and federal regulations prohibit the legal entrance of any reptiles and amphibians into Hawaii. In fact it is very difficult to take any animals into hawaii. They have an enormous problem with established alien herps that they are in the proccess of trying to eliminate (poison arrow frogs, jackson's chameleons, reed frogs, etc.).

Ken Harbart
01-29-2005, 05:45 PM
Can anyone tell me if it's legal to ship a veiled chameleon to Hawaii?
Someone told me that it might be a no no.........

Thanks!
It's a very big no no... one for which they prosecute aggressively.

Gecko_Den
02-02-2005, 05:17 PM
After seeing the effect the Brown Tree snake had on Guam, I can understand why Hawaii would be so strict about letting foreign reptiles/animals on to the islands.