Wish List

Planning the daily care, feeding, and enrichment of our 150+ animals is no easy task! The cost of the items we need every day can add up, but donations can help us provide the best possible care. Below is a list of household and easy-to-find items that we use on a regular basis. If you have a favorite animal that you'd like to purchase a specialty item for, check out our Amazon.com Wish List; from chew toys for the chinchilla and rabbits to heavy-duty plastic barrels and balls for the big cats, there's an amazing assortment of items to choose from. 

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Please remember: Food items need to be in their original, unopened package and within their expiration date. If you have questions about any donated item please contact the Zoo Curator at 806-681-5612. 

  • Medium bird toys (for Amazon parrot, African grey, Sulfur-crested cockatoo)
  • Large bird toys (for Moluccan cockatoo, macaws)
  • Perches for medium and large birds
  • Kitty litter (clumping kind)
  • Rawhide chews (all sizes and flavors)
  • Large Kong dog toys
  • Kong toy treat fillers
  • Paper bags (all sizes)
  • Large empty kegs (for lion and tiger toys)
  • Newspaper (no ads or shiny inserts)
  • Old phone books
  • Empty carpet tubes
  • Large appliance boxes (i.e. refrigerator, freezer, etc.)
  • Cob bedding (at Texotic Pets)
  • Carefresh bedding (neutral tan color, at Petco or Petsmart)
  • Sugar-free jello (all flavors)
  • Breakfast bars (Nutrigrain fruit bars)
  • Fig newtons or other fruit newtons
  • Peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Applesauce (unsweetened)
  • Fruit and vegetable juices (all natural, no added sugar)
  • Jams, jellies and marmalades (all natural, no added sugar)
  • Cheerios or Raisin Bran or store brand equivalent—for spider monkey, lemur or black bear treats
  • Pasta (uncooked, all shapes)
  • Dried herbs and spices (i.e. cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, oregano, basil, catnip, chili powder, rosemary, thyme, cloves, non-salt herbs)
  • Extracts (any flavor)
  • Animal scents (i.e. deer urine, fox urine, etc.—at sporting good stores)
  • Bath towels (new or gently used—no holes or frayed edges)
  • Fleece blankets (new or gently used—no holes or frayed edges)
  • Pillowcases (new or gently used—king size only)
  • Tarps (all sizes)
  • Play sand (for reptile exhibits)
  • Eco Earth substrate for reptiles (at Petco or Petsmart)
  • Repti-Bark substrate for reptiles (at Petco or Petsmart)
  • Mixed nuts in shells (walnuts, Brazil nuts, pecans, hazelnuts—for bird treats)
  • Dried fruit mixes (bananas, raisins, cranberries, apricots, plums, mango, etc.)
  • Honey (for black bears)
  • Whole rolled oats or oatmeal (for keeping mealworms)
  • Mealworms (for reptiles)
  • Chinchilla dust
  • Chew toys (for rabbits, chinchillas and prairie dogs)
  • Large plastic exercise wheel (for hedgehog)
  • Greens (turnip, collard, mustard, dandelion—for reptiles)
  • Seasonal fruits (i.e. melons, pomegranates, berries)
  • Jolly Balls (for horses and donkeys)
  • 5-gal timed scatter feeder (5-gal Moultrie timed feeder from Gander Mtn.—for hoofstock and black bears)
  • Heated water bowls (at Petco or Petsmart)
  • Ice cube trays (various shapes and sizes for making frozen enrichments)
  • Enrichment items from Otto Environmental
  • Enrichment items from Boomerball
  • Enrichment items from Aussie Dog
  • Gift cards are always appreciated (from pet stores such as Petco, Petsmart and Texotic Pets; feed stores such as Gebo’s, Rancher’s Supply and Bushland Mercantile; Home Depot, Lowe’s, Hobby Lobby, Walmart)

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