Monthly Archives: December 2012

Zoo Wish List

In Kind Donations of goods or services help offset the Zoo’s operating budget by supplying needed items and materials from generous donors like you.

* New or gently used mini-van to be used to transport animals to outreach programs

Animal Enrichment Items:

  • Burlap
  • Tempra Paint
  • Art paper/poster board
  • · Barrels/ Garbage cans (new or gently used)
  • Kits to make parrot toys  (Dr. Foster and Smith)
  • Kits to make parakeet toys (Dr. Foster and Smith)
  • Cotton ropes of various diameters to put bird toys together
  • Nature Sounds CDs
  • Traffic cones (clean and unripped)


Animal Care Items:

* Large  Licks-it Water Bottles that attach to cages (3″ L X 3″ W X 11.25″ H)  32 fl. oz.

  • * Plastic Animal Igloo Hideaways all sizes, small ,medium & large- range in price $4-$12
  • *  Petco Hideaway Activity Center for Ferrets $32
  • *  Peter’s Woven Grass Cave for Rabbits $16
  • * Peter’s Woven Grass Mat for Rabbits $6
  • *   WARE Rabbit Den (15″ L X 12″ W X 12″ H) $16
  •        *Planet Petco Bend-A-Bridge Small Animal Chew Toy (11″ L X 6.5″ W) $3
  •        *Planet Petco Wood 3 Piece Tunnel Small Animal Chew Toy $6-9
  •        *WARE Mini Nature Ball with Bell~ $2.50
  •        *Apple Orchard Sticks Small Animal Chews~ $3
  •        *Petco ABC Block Chew Toys~ $2.50
  •        *Super Pet Crispy Chews~ $2.50
  •       * Super Pet Lava Bites $4
    • Super Pet Nut Knot Nibbler~$5.50 Lixit Bottles
    • Saucers (plastic, for under planters) 10” to 24” diameter
    • Humidifiers
    • ·Dehumidifiers
    • Glass Aquariums and lids (any size)
    • Box Fans, Oscillating Fans and large Industrial Pedestal Fans
    • · Ceramic type room heaters 
    • Incubator
    • Street sweeper brushes for large animal enrichment
    • Digital Gram Scales to weigh out diets
    • Infant Scales to weigh small animals (digital)
    • ·Eucalyptus leaves and chew sticks for parakeets and stick insects

These items are known by TBZ to be 100% certified pesticide free



Fresh Eucalyptus Leaves

1/2-pound of Fresh Leaves  $ 11.95 plus shipping & handling

1-pound of Fresh Leaves    $19.95 plus shipping & handling

2-pounds of Fresh Leaves  $29.95 plus shipping & handling


Eucalyptus Chew Sticks

1/2-pound of Eucalyptus Chew Sticks $11.95 plus shipping & handling

1-pound of Eucalyptus Chew Stick  $19.95 plus shipping & handling

1-pound of Eucalyptus Branches (8 – 1′ long x 1/2″ thick)  $19.95 plus shipping & handling

2-pounds of Eucalyptus Branches (8 – 1′ long x 1″ thick)    $29.95 plus shipping & handling

New or gently used animal airline kennels, all sizes.

Gift Cards

(Suggested stores include)

  • Pet Stores (i.e. PetCo, Pet Smart)
  • Craft Stores (i.e. AC Moore, Michael’s)
  • Grocery Store (Shop Rite preferred)
  • Home Depot
  • ·Lowes
  • Target
  • Visa
  • Christmas Tree Shops



  • Power tools (drills, circular saws, etc.)
  • Tools (screw drivers, socket sets, hammers, etc.)
  • Rubbermaid storage containers (any sizes small to large)
  • Pond pumps (all sizes)
  • Metal detector
  • Bobcat or  mini excavator
  • Portable generators
  • Chainsaw



  • Portable light weight x-ray machine
  • Ultrasound machine
  • Equine hydraulic surgery table
  • Endoscopy equipment
  • Dental drill unit
  • X-ray film



  • Portable CD Players
  • Camping equipment for keeper staff use in emergencies (back packing stove and cooking utensils, self-inflating air mattresses with pumps, head lamps, Swiss army knives or multiuse tools, and emergency wind up, solar or shake-type flash lights, sleeping bags, crank type emergency radios with ports to charge cell phones
  • GPS Unit
  • ·Gallon and quart size zip lock bags
  • Transferable travel vouchers or travel miles, so that staff can use them for conference and conservation travel.
  • Video equipment (with infrared nighttime capabilities) for 24-hour monitoring of animals’ activities
  • ·New large plastic garbage cans

* Rubbermaid storage containers

* Buckets with lids

All items should be new or in good and working condition. Turtle Back Zoo reserves the right to decline any donation that is not needed or does not meet zoo and animal care standards. If you have any of the items listed (or if you have any other items you think might be useful), call 973-731-5800 x233 or x231.

Upcoming Events

  • February 20, 2017See the Seas Mini-Camp, Parts I and II
  • February 25, 2017 11:00 amSeasonal Job Fair
  • February 25, 2017 2:00 pmSOLD OUT - Zoo Behind the Scenes: Giraffe House
  • February 26, 2017 2:00 pmMembers Only- Zoo Behind the Scenes: Giraffe House
  • March 4, 2017 12:00 pmSummer Camp Open House
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