Representative Photos Guide
What is a Representative Photo?
A representative photo is any picture that does not show the actual animal or animals being sold. This includes stock photos, photos of a similar animal from the seller's collection, or a sibling of the animal. A Representative Photo is a feature included in most membership plans that allow you to use a generic image to advertise an animal, though it **must** be of an animal of the same species and genetics being offered for sale and accurately represent the appearance of the animal. A seller CAN use a group photo without the representative photo tag as long as the exact animal or animals are pictured.
As of August 1st, 2023, the use of representative photos will no longer be permitted for the following categories: Ball Pythons, Burmese Pythons, Carpet Pythons, Green Tree Pythons, Reticulated Pythons, Short Tailed Pythons, Boa Constrictors, Rainbow Boas, Sand Boas, Tree Boas, Corn Snakes, Hognose Snakes, Kingsnakes, Milk Snakes, African Fat-Tailed Geckos, Chahoua Geckos, Crested Geckos, Gargoyle Geckos, Leachianus Geckos, Leopard Geckos, Bearded Dragons, Chameleons (subadult or older), Tortoises, Uromastyx, Skinks, Monitors, and Tegus.
What are Representative Photos For?
Multiple Quantity Ads May Use Representative Photos if:
- They do not fall into the categories mentioned above and comply with the current guidelines detailed in our rules.
- They fall into the mentioned categories but are sent as a complete group to a single buyer.
Multiple Quantity Ads May NOT Use Representative Photos if:
- They fall into the mentioned categories and are being sent as individual animals of the group.
How Do I Use the Representative Photo Feature?