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In addition to cash donations, the EcoVivarium Living Museum needs various types of food, enrichment items, and supplies. We welcome gifts of all kinds. From baby food and reptile substrate to paper towels and enrichment toys, the Museum and animals appreciate your help! Support of this nature is considered a gift in-kind and is eligible for tax deductions under charitable giving as defined by the IRS.

Links have been provided for many items, or check out our Amazon Wish List for more ideas. EcoVivarium appreciates everyone who donates to us through Amazon. Remember to include a “gift note” with your name, email address, and mailing address!  If there is no “Gift Note,” we have no way of knowing who sent the package, plus we want to let you know items arrived safely and provide a tax receipt. 


Animal Habitat Supplies

  • 90% Rubbing Alcohol
  • White Vinegar – 1 Gallon Jugs
  • Compressed Core Substrate (Hawthorne Feed – 4 x-large blocks)
  • Aspen Reptile Bedding (Escondido Feed – 3 monthly)
  • Reptibark Bedding
  • Reptile Cypress Mulch
  • Arcadia UVA/UVB T5 Bulbs (On Hold due to limited availability)
  • Arcadia UVA/UVB T8 Bulbs 18, 24, & 48 inch
  • Arcadia UVA/UVB T5 HO (High Output) Bulbs (On Hold due to limited availability)
  • Arcadia T5 Fixtures (On Hold due to limited availability)
  • Arcadia Deep Heat Projectors – 50 & 80 Watt
  • Arcadia T5 HO Fixtures (On Hold due to limited availability)
  • ZooMed Deep Dome Fixture (15 needed)
  • ZooMed T8 5.0 24 inch (50 needed)
  • ZooMed T8 10.0 24 inch (20 needed)
  • Mega-Ray 100 Watt Self-Ballasted Flood UVB Lamp (25 needed)
  • Mega-Ray 160 Watt Self-Ballasted Flood UVB Lamp (15 needed)
  • Mega-Ray 275 Watt Self-Ballasted Flood UVB Lamp (10 needed)
  • MegaRay HP 60 Watt Heat Projector (50 needed)

Animal Food & Food Prep

  • Baby Food: Turkey, Chicken, Sweet Potato, Mango, Butternut Squash or Mixed Varieties of fruit and veg – with no grain
  • 1 large can of pureed pure Pumpkin (no salt, preservatives, or spices)
  • Rosebush branches with lots of leaves to feed our bugs! (Must be pesticide-free/chemical-free) 18-24″ branches need 2 per week
  • Fresh or Frozen Fruit: Mango, Papaya, Blueberries, Strawberries, Figs, Apples, & Pears
  • Fresh Vegetables: Dandelion & Collard Greens, Acorn, Spaghetti, Butternut, and Delicata Squash, Snap Peas
  • 13 & 30 Gallon drawstring trash bags
  • Food Grade Silicone Spray
  • Cutting Boards
  • Repashy Meat Pie v2 (with chicken) 2 kg
  • Apple Corer
  • Spiral Slicer
  • Food Processor

Monthly Orders

  • 3,000 superworms 
  • 250 Large Dubia Roaches
  • 200 Horn Worms or Silk Worms or 1000 eggs of either type
  • 100 Frozen Mice – Large
  • 100 Frozen Mice – Large Fuzzies
  • 40 Frozen Rats – Pups
  • 60 Frozen Rats – Small
  • 60 Frozen Rats – Medium
  • 60 Frozen Rats – Large
  • 60 Frozen Rats – XL to XXL
  • 30 Frozen Large Chicks
  • 10 Frozen Piglets (2 – 5 lbs. each)

Feeder bugs can be ordered directly or via gift card from

Feeder rodents & chicks can be ordered directly or via gift card from

Deliveries can ONLY be received on WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, or FRIDAY, SATURDAY. Please advise the company if you are placing the order directly of delivery limits.

Big Wishes

  • Heavy Duty Strip Cut Paper Shredder
  • Energy-Efficient Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Commercial Refrigerator 
  • Washer & Dryer

Gift Cards

We appreciate your generous donations of in-kind gifts. If you live within driving distance of the Museum and prefer to drop off your donation, please call us at 760-975-9690 to schedule a date and time. During the COVID-19 Epidemic, EcoVivarium is closed to the public; please call for drop-off donations. 

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