MAZURI Timothy-Based Guinea Pig Food, 5-lb bag -

Mazuri Timothy-Based Guinea Pig Food

By Mazuri
Rated 4.1316 out of 5 stars

$14.99Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • Timothy hay-based pellet has lower protein and better mineral balance than alfalfa, and probiotics help promote GI tract health
  • Nutritionally complete - no supplements needed! Packaged in a convenient resealable bag to help maintain freshness.
  • Stabilized vitamin C remains active longer than traditional vitamin C helping to avoid deficiencies which could lead to weight loss, ruffled fur, infections and other ailments
  • Flaxseed provides a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids to aid in skin and coat health. High fiber content promotes more chewing activity that prevents teeth from overgrowth
  • Trusted by zoo and veterinary professionals and made in the USA!

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About Mazuri Exotic Animal Nutrition

For the Love of Exotic Pets

The team at Mazuri share a love and fascination for the world’s less-common creatures—exotic animals. They have spent decades mastering the art and science of exotic animal nutrition, with 30 years of experience helping pet owners and professionals provide the unique care these special pets need.

Bringing the Zoo to You

Mazuri started at the zoo, providing zoo professionals with food and nutritional products tailored to the unique animals in their care. They’ve expanded to bring their knowledge home to you, using the research and practice of PhD exotic animal nutritionists to create a range of species-appropriate pet foods. Support your exotic friends with nutritionally-complete foods created just for them.

The Mazuri Difference

Your pet is anything but average, so why should his food be? Mazuri works with zoos, universities and breeders to stay on the cutting edge of exotic animal nutrition. Every recipe is based on the latest research and precisely calibrated to deliver the balanced nutrition these special animals need.

Committed to Quality

Carefully chosen ingredients combine with the latest technology to provide nutrition you can rely on for your exotic pet.

A Diet Zoos Choose

Mazuri got its start feeding animals at the zoo, and now you can choose the expert diet zoos use, too!

Driven by Research

Nutritionists at Mazuri conduct ongoing research with zoos, universities and breeders to gain new insights into exotic animal nutrition.

About Mazuri

Mazuri means “good” in Swahili, and they believe that good nutrition comes out of good scientific curiosity. They’ve been making exotic pet foods since 1989, and whether your uncommon pet walks, crawls, flies or swims, Mazuri has a food made just for him. Every formula they make is artificial color-free, FSSC 2000-certified and manufactured in the USA according to strict FDA requirements.
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Questions & Answers

9 Customer Questions

how much of this do i give my guinea pig in a day?
Answer by ChewySep 30, 2020
Feed free choice to guinea pigs, along with plenty of fresh clean water. Supplemental food items may be provided but should not make up more than 20% of the total diet. Care should be taken to choose appropriate supplemental food items. Mature guinea pigs may benefit from higher fiber, lower protein food items (e.g., grass hay), while growing, gestating, or lactating guinea pigs may benefit from higher protein food items (e.g., alfalfa hay). Guinea pigs may be provided vegetables (predominantly dark leafy greens) and limited fruit (less than 5% of total intake) to provide enrichment.

how much Phosphorus? thanks!
Answer by ChewyDec 19, 2022
This guinea pig food contains 0.60 Phosphorus content.

Does this pellets contain vitamin C?
Answer by ChewyMar 27, 2022
These pellets contain Vitamin C.

Can I give it to my rabbit?
Answer by ChewySep 08, 2021
We suggest it best to feed the Rabbit the Mazuri Rabbit food and the Guinea Pig the Mazuri Guinea pig food.

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Rated 4.1316 out of 5 stars
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Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By frizzle on Jul 7, 2022

brown pellets

I was trying to switch from oxbow to mazuri based on vet recommendation. The pellets are brown not green, as I expected a little green since they are hay based. They smell like dog food and are not appealing at all. My 3 guinea pigs won’t go near the bowls. Did I get a bad, stale bag?

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Michmom3 on Apr 27, 2022

The Pigs do not care for these

We were searching for an alternative pellet, having looked at the options and brands and comparing ingredients we purchased a large bag as the reviews were mostly very positive. Unfortunately our little herd of piggies do not like this brand, their bowls stay full or they will flip them to show their disapproval. I see based on the reviews others pets like this brand but it didn’t work for our guys.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By greta on May 2, 2022

Mazuri vs oxbow

Just started mazuri. I had been feeding oxbow but due to increase in price I had to find something else. My piggies really seem to be enjoying mazuri food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DoodiesMom on Apr 14, 2022

Happy Piggies and Bunnies

Both my Guinea Pigs and Bunnies enjoy these great, reasonably priced Mazuri Guinea Pig Timothy Pellets. Love that they are available in a large size bag. Shipping was quick.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Neal on Feb 13, 2022


Yes I’m happy with my Guinea pig feed!! But we have got to talk about something way more awesome than that!! And that is Chewy’s amazing customer service!! Holy smokes man I ordered this stuff Thursday night and had it delivered to my door Saturday afternoon!! Not a big deal you say?? Please bear in mind I’m not a city dweller I live out in the rural sticks!! Thank you Chewy for being awesome!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CVHSPSkinnyPigBreeder on Nov 5, 2021

Mazuri is Best Feed and Best Price

I am a SKINNY (Hairless Exotic) Guinea Pig breeder and my herd loves Mazuri pellets. These piggies are expensive costing from $125 to $325 and I have never lost a pig on this feed. They go on ground transport across the USA and need to be healthy and hefty to handle transport stress since they are the smallest variety of guinea pigs. With autoship it's cheaper and less work to have it delivered. I appreciate Chewys delivery instead of having to run out to get it, haul it from the car into the caviary and risk it being out of stock with the supply chain issues from the pandemic. I recommend it to all my buyers.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Pigosan on Apr 22, 2022

Get Oxbow instead.

Mazuri has whey which guinea pigs can't digest since they're lactose intolerant.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By gspmommy on Jul 5, 2021

Rosie piggie approved

I rescued 3 Guinea pigs going 3 yrs from a horrible home , at the time the it was over 15 yrs since we had guinea pigs so I had no supplies , so I contacted a guinea pig rescue & on the rescue's website they feed all their pigs Mazuri , I never heard of this brand of food so I went on chewy & they had it so I ordered it . It took the pigs I rescued 3 months to eat pellets & hay , which they were never fed , they lived on cat food & carrots & ice berg lettuce before I rescued them . I feel this food was the key to get them healthy & now it is what is keeping them healthy , except for the fresh fruit & hay & kale they get every day , they only get 1/4 cup of pellets a day each , They are so healthy now & the vet is amazed from the time I took them to just 6 months afterwards & now they keep a bag in their office to let other piggie owners know what they like to feed their pigs too .

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Guineapigs on Jun 17, 2021

Best feed for guinea pig with great price

Excellent service and price for a great product. I have been buying this for year at a feed store, that is no longer local for us, so getting it delivered at a great price is the way to go!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DogMom on May 1, 2021

Mazuri Matters

Our little guy loves to enjoy Mazuri food, especially after he's done with his fresh veggies and hay, throughout the day!