Our live animals policy reflects our commitment to animal welfare and the protection of native, endangered, and threatened species.
What is the policy?
Sellers can only list the following live animals:
- Bees, crickets, and ladybugs that aren't endangered or threatened species - opens in new window or tab or species listed on CITES Appendix I - opens in new window or tab
- Domestic (not exotic) aquatic snails
- Fertilized eggs (species must be included in the listing description)
- Live bait such as minnows, shiners, earthworms, and mealworms
- Mice sold specifically as food for pets
- "Stud" services (including but not limited to dogs, cats, horses, sheep, goats, and cattle)
- Tropical fish
Pets and other live animals not included in the list above are not allowed.
Sellers need to ensure that they have the necessary government permits and also guarantee safe, overnight shipping.
Activity on eBay is required to:
- Follow all applicable laws
- Respect the rights of third parties
- Follow the eBay User Agreement
- Follow this eBay policy
If activity doesn’t meet these requirements, eBay may take action consistent with applicable laws and the eBay User Agreement, and may even be legally required to do so. Such actions may include, as an example only: administratively ending listings or canceling transactions, hiding or lowering the placement of listings in search results, lowering seller rating, restricting buying or selling, forfeiture of fees, loss of buyer or seller protections, restricting access to member communication and rating tools, removing feedback, and account suspension.
Visit Seller Help - opens in new window or tab to find details of any policy issues with your account or listings, and get the information you need to quickly resolve them.
Why does eBay have this policy?
This policy helps ensure that important government regulations are followed.