Gumtree Animals Code of Practice
Solution Gumtree Animals Code of Practice
All ads posted in the Gumtree Animals section must comply with the
this Animals Code of Practices set out below. Any ads found to be breaching applicable laws and reported to
us for breaching these laws will be removed from Gumtree.
Gumtree Animals Policy
Advertising an animal on Gumtree
Docked tail pets are not allowed on Gumtree, this is a prohibited practice and Gumtree does not accept ads of this nature.
Age restrictions apply for certain types of pets advertised and animals must have reached a certain age before being
advertised on Gumtree.
Dogs: must be at least 8 weeks old
Cats: must be at least 8 weeks old
Rabbits: must be at least 6 weeks old
Guinea Pigs: must be at least 4 weeks old
Mice and Rats: must be at least 4 weeks old (Note: sale of mice as pet food is prohibited)
Birds: must be self-sufficient
Permits for primates
Currently it's legal to keep/adopt/sell primates with a permit, please make sure when adopting/selling a primate that you have such a permit. Ads posted that don't mention such a permit will be removed from Gumtree. This applies to users posting ads that "want" to adopt a primate as well.
The following breeds of dog cannot be advertised on Gumtree:
Pit Bull Terriers
American Pit Bull Terriers
Dogo Argentino (Argentinian fighting dogs)
Fila Brasileiro (Brazilian fighting dogs)
MiPerro de Presa Canario
Adopting/Buying a pet on Gumtree
Meet the poster of the ad before agreeing to anything. Since Gumtree is local
to your community, this should be easy to arrange. Never buy a pet from someone who is unwilling to let you see how and where
the animal is living!
If you are paying for a pet, never mail a cheque or use payment services like Bidpay, Western Union or Money Gram to
pay for your pet. It is our belief that these forms of funds transfer are favoured by fraudsters. Be particularly wary of
any seller who demands a deposit prior to seeing the pet. Meet the seller in person, and pay cash.
Visit your local
or other reputable animal rescue organizations for tips on identifying responsible practices. SPCA
Know who you are sourcing the pet from and if it is a breeder, confirm with the relevant organizations that
their license is recognised.
Check that no animals were used in excessive breeding programs, or programs which produce deformed or weak offspring.
If in doubt contact your local
and let us know by contacting SPCA . Customer
For tips and advice when considering adopting or buying a pet, please see our
. Guide to Responsible Pet
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