OXBOW Bene Terra Eco-Straw Pelleted Wheat Straw Small Animal Litter, 40-lb - Chewy.com

Oxbow Bene Terra Eco-Straw Pelleted Wheat Straw Small Animal Litter

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  • Eco-Straw uses special technology to compress high fiber wheat straw into a pellet that is twice as absorbent as newspaper based litter and will absorb 300 percent its weight in moisture.
  • When wet, Eco-Straw pellets expand and separate, allowing the wet areas to be scooped on a daily basis. This eliminates waste and the litter will last longer than traditional wood shavings. Easier to clean means less time cleaning cages and more time with your pet. Eco-Straw stays in the cage and litter pan and is not easily kicked or thrown out by active pets
  • Natural fiber from the wheat grass plant is not only safe if consumed by your pet, but can be beneficial to the digestive system of rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and other plant eating animals.
  • Eco-Straw is your ideal choice for a safe, dust free litter or bedding for your pet. It is toilet flushable and beneficial to the soil when composted. Heat treatment of the pellets guarantees that Eco-Straw will be mite and insect free.
  • Eco-Straw is cleaner and more hygienic for your pet than wood shavings. Due to the unique characteristics of Eco-Straw the urine will migrate below the surface area thereby moving moisture away from your pet. Eco-Straw will not track or stick to coats of animals with long hair, thus making the owner and pet more content and happy.

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About Oxbow Bene Terra Food Treats

Award-Winning, Certified Organic Food

Translated as "good earth," Bene Terra fortified food and treats gives rabbits and guinea pigs the nutrition these animals would find in their natural environment. More than 95% of the ingredients are certified organic, including high-fiber hay plus blueberries and cranberries, which are rich in antioxidants.

Treats for Enrichment

Oxbow's healthy treats are rewarding for small animals and their owners. Bene Terra Organic Barley Biscuits are oven-baked, natural and full of organic goodness. Packed with fiber, antioxidants and omegas, they're perfect for rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and other small pets.

The Gold Standard of Small Pet Nutrition

An ideal small animal diet includes 20% fortified foods for herbivores and 75% for omnivores for essential vitamins and micronutrients. Oxbow's three fortified food lines are recommended by veterinarians worldwide because they're specially formulated to meet the unique needs of small animals—a true gold standard of nutrition.

More Premium Diets From Oxbow


Species-specific cornerstone foods that set the bar for today's small pet nutrition. There's a unique food for chinchillas, guinea pigs, rabbits, mice, rats, hamsters and gerbils.


Adult guinea pigs and rabbits can benefit from individualized maintenance diets with novel ingredients for variety and long-strand fiber from three grass hays.

About Oxbow

Family-owned and operated, Oxbow is passionately committed to helping small animals lead longer, healthier lives. Grown by experts on Oxbow's family of farms, their formulas and life-staged diets have defined the way small animals are fed today. From plant to pet, Oxbow products meet the highest standards time and time again.
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Questions & Answers

22 Customer Questions

Is there a picture of the back of the package? And does this litter have the California Warning? Or is comeplety safe of all chemicals?
Answer by ChewyDec 08, 2018
This litter is made only of 100% wheat straw, no chemicals or fragrances are added. It is biodegradable, compostable and flushable.

Is this Odor Resistant?
Answer by ChewyAug 17, 2018
This 100% wheat straw naturally eliminates odor and absorbs up to 300% of its weight in moisture.

how long does a 20lb bag last?
Answer by ChewyOct 11, 2017
The expectancy will depend on the size of the pets home, the type of pet and the amount of times it uses the restroom.

Is this litter safe for hedgehogs if ingested?
Answer by ChewyOct 13, 2017
Oxbow Bene Terra Eco-Straw Pelleted Wheat Straw Small Animal Litter not only absorbs liquid, its wheat grass fibers can be beneficial to small pets' digestive systems if ingested.

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Rated 4.0919 out of 5 stars
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Michelle on Feb 6, 2023

Never going back

I have been through a lot of different rabbit litters since we got our rabbits a few months ago. I used more expensive pellets that worked well but were used up too quickly. I also tried the corn husk litter and that was basically useless. I love these pellets. They really absorb the urine and the odor so I do not have to use as much for it to be effective. Never going back.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By RocketNessie on Dec 6, 2022

Decent litter

I bought this to use with my cats. At this point, I’ve tried every kind of litter there is after my former favorite brand switched formulas. Anyway, this DOES NOT clump. When the pellets get wet, they break apart. Because of this and the fact that my cats move the litter around when covering their business, I’m not sure how well the company’s claim about easily scooping clumps holds up. Because of the pellet size, tracking is very minimal, which is nice because I live in a 500 sq ft apartment and don’t want litter in every nook and cranny. I don’t use a real litter scoop with this, but instead a big plastic ladle to pick the poo out and stir the litter. The odor control is amazing, but a cloud of dust was created when I first poured the litter out. However, when scooping and stirring the litter, I don’t see any dust. So far I’m happy with the litter, but time will tell how well it holds up, how often it will need to be changed, and ultimately whether or becomes my new go-too litter.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Nance on Nov 23, 2022

Dusty afff

Overall for the price, it's absolutely great. But there is literally so much freaking dust that I have to literally wear a mask when I'm replacing their litter and some of the pieces are sooo small? Overall it works great.. but when you put the litter into the pan so much dust flies up and in general it's just too much. It gets in my eyes and I wear glasses too man.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Emma on Nov 10, 2022

Love This Bedding!

I’ve used this as part of my litter box filling for my bunny for years. I do a layer of paper bedding, a layer of these pellets, and then a layer of paper bedding on top. Really helps control smell and absorb liquid so litter box cleaning is easier compared to paper bedding alone. I change the whole litter box on every 3rd or 4th day. I feel better about using these than pine pellets, since the safety of pine pellets is controversial.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Sandy on Feb 9, 2023

Not a good choice for puppy litter

I use pellets to train my puppies in a potty box starting at 3 weeks. These are the worst pellets I’ve ever used.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Shelby1 on Nov 8, 2022

Works well, but horrible smell

The first bag we got of this was great and worked well at keeping the bunny litter box dry as it absorbed liquids well. However, the next 2 bags we've gotten smell awful and make the whole space smell when the bag is opened. As other reviewers have mentioned, it smells like something rotten. I don't know why it changed so much.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By lunaxbun on Dec 19, 2022

great alternative to yesterday's news

ever since yesterday's news got discontinued, this has been our go to and it works just as great in my opinion. It is a little pricier but there isn't another option at this point

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Sarah on Sep 12, 2022

Good alternative to yesterdays news

I like this stuff-- I resorted to wheat straw pellets for my rat cage when purina stopped making Yesterdays News, and though I don't think they work quite as well, they work better than any alternative I've tried and unlike some other paper-based alternatives I've tried, the smell of these is actually somewhat pleasant. Just be aware, these did start to mold after 7 days under a drippy water bottle. I took off one star for the price. I think this is pretty expensive for what you get so although I will likely keep buying, it does make me cringe a little bit every time I press 'add to cart'.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By CONNIE on Oct 26, 2022


I CAN'T say enough on how bad this stuff is. The smell this has is like sour milk. I had to dump this after 2 days. the water bottle I use leaked a little and the mess and slime that the litter created was horrifying!!!! I didn't want to give it a star at all.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By StephL on Aug 9, 2022

Works great with a little help

One downside to this product is that the pellets are large so that the clean pellets didn't sift out when I was scooping the box, but I didn't want a scoop with bigger holes or I wouldn't catch the little rabbit poos. I solved this by getting a poop screen for the box that sits on top of the litter. This way I can easily lift out the poos, and then just scoop out the wet litter underneath. The other downside is that the pellets do start to fall apart like sawdust when they are wet. The upside is that this litter is AMAZING at odor control (very good for rabbit pee) and is very absorbent. For those reasons, I still recommend this product.