Companion animal listing

A companion animal is, simply put, a pet. We've put together a list of animals that are seen as companion animals and whether or not they can be advertised on DoneDeal.

Companion animals allowed on DoneDeal

Mammals

Donkeys

Alpacas

Rodents including fancy rats, fancy mice, hamsters, guinea pigs

Rabbits

Birds

Domestic canary

Companion parrot – please note advertisers must provide care sheets

Reptiles

Iguanas

Lizards, including bearded dragons, leopard geckos, green anoles, blue tongue skinks, monitor lizards, and green iguanas

Snakes, including corns, kings, milks, and ball pythons

Tortoises

Turtles

Allowed (may require a passport or microchip)

Cats - require passport*

Dogs - require passport* and microchip (September 2015 for puppies, March 2016 for all dogs)

Horses - require microchip to get mandatory passport

Ferrets - require passport*

You need an EU Pet Passport if you’re planning on bringing pets such as dogs, cats and ferrets across EU borders - even between Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK.

Allowed once advertised under Livestock or Poultry

Sheep

Goats

Pigs

Chickens

Domestic turkeys

Domestic ducks and geese

Peafowl

The following animals cannot be advertised on DoneDeal

Mammals

African pygmy hedgehog

African pygmy mouse

Chinchillas

Elephants

Birds 

Crows, ravens, and magpies           

Amphibians

Frogs

Newts

Salamanders

Toads

Axolotls

Arthropods

Ants

Centipedes

Crabs and hermit crabs

Millipedes

Praying mantises

Stick insects

Sea-Monkeys

Triops

Tarantulas and other spiders

Exotic mammals

Anteaters like southern tamanduas          

Canidae like Arctic foxes, coydogs, dingos, fennec foxes, gray foxes, and wolfdogs

Civets like binturongs and genets

Deer like leaf muntjacs

Duikers

Felidae like bobcats, ocelots, margays, and servals

Marsupials like opossums, gliding possums, koalas, short-tailed opossums, wallabys, and wombats

Mongoose

Mustelids like badgers, minks, skunks, and otters           

Primates like capuchin monkeys, chimpanzees, guenons, lemurs, macaques, marmosets, slow lorises, spider monkeys, squirrel monkeys, sykes' monkeys, tamarins, and vervet monkeys

Procyonidae like cacomistles, coatimundi, kinkajous, raccoons, and ringtail cats

Rodents like chipmunks, degus, dormouse, flying squirrels, groundhogs, patagonian cavys, pouched rats, and prairie dogs.       

Sloths such as two-toed sloths and pale-throated three-toed sloths

Monotremes such as platypus and echidnas