Oxbow Essentials Adult Rabbit Food

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  • Made from timothy grass meal, Essentials - Adult Rabbit is specifically designed to meet the particular nutritional needs of adult rabbits. Adult nutritional needs are lower than those of animals in the growth stage of life
  • Rabbits are designed to eat and digest fiber found in plant material. Timothy grass hay provides the fiber necessary to maintain intestinal health, and makes Essentials - Adult Rabbit the veterinarian's number one choice for your adult rabbit.
  • Specifically designed to meet nutritional needs of adults rabbits with its timothy-hay based formula and optimum protein levels.
  • Made with natural ingredients, this product is fresh and straight from the farm!
  • This product is not intended for growing, active, pregnant or nursing rabbits. Seventy-five percent of your rabbit's diet should be grass hay.

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About Oxbow Essentials Food Treats

Oxbow's Flagship Line

Oxbow's Essentials line is the diet that set the bar for today's small pet nutrition. There's a unique food for a variety of small animals—chinchillas, guinea pigs, rabbits, mice, rats, hamsters and gerbils. These uniform pellets provide the right nutrients for each species with no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors.

Treats for Enrichment

In addition to their foods, Oxbow's healthy treats are rewarding for small animals and their owners. Simple Rewards are made with wholesome, natural ingredients like freeze-dried fruits and veggies, Timothy hay, and aromatic herbs. They're great for training, bonding or simply adding a little variety.

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.

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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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Top IngredientsTimothy Grass Meal, Soybean Hulls, Wheat Middlings...Organic Grass Hay, Organic Canola Meal, Organic Wheat Straw...Alfalfa Meal, Soybean Hulls, Wheat Middlings...Alfalfa Meal, Soybean Hulls, Wheat...Sun-Cured Timothy Grass Hay, Sun-Cured Alfalfa Meal, Ground Oats...
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Special DietHigh FiberOrganic, High FiberHigh-Protein, High FiberHigh Fiber
Small Pet TypeRabbitRabbitRabbitRabbitRabbit

Questions & Answers

12 Customer Questions

Is this something to be fed isntead of hay or do you put it with? Like can this be fed as primary food for adult rabbits.
Answer by ChewyMar 29, 2019
The manufacturer recommends that 75% of a rabbits diet be grass hay, 20% be a fortified food (such as this) and 5% be treats and greens.

How soon can my bunny start this? He is 2 months old.
Answer by ChewyApr 27, 2018
This food is intended for rabbits 1 years old and up.

Does it expire
Answer by ChewyAug 19, 2018
This food will have an expiration date. Every expiration date will be different for each bag, as different batches are constantly being produced. The expiration date will be stamped on the bag to reference.

what's the difference between this food and the oxbow garden select? Is this food heathier?
Answer by ChewyJul 21, 2019
The Oxbow Essentials Bunny Basics/T Adult Rabbit Food specifically designed to meet the particular nutritional needs of adult rabbits. The Oxbow Garden Select Adult Rabbit Food includes yellow pea, tomato, rosemary and thyme for a tasty variety. The ingredients in both foods are different and enhances your rabbits diet in different ways. For a complete list of ingredients, click on the 'Nutritional Info' tab, next to the 'Description' tab, below the product photos.

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372 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Sarah on Nov 16, 2023

New formula is awful

What happened? This had been our go to rabbit feed for years. Now it looks like green rice, the pellets are so oddly tiny, and none of my rabbits will touch it. Really disappointing. And now we're on the frantic hunt for a replacement.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Shannon on Oct 8, 2023

Great for my bunnies!

Love that these come in large sizes, my bunnies love their pellets and sometimes I even use these as rewards during training. Both my vet and the humane society I adopted from also use this food, it's great for healthy adult rabbits

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lisa on Nov 14, 2023

Oxbow adult rabbit food

Oxbow has such healthy products for our pets! This adult rabbit food is one of them that my rabbits love! Thank you!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nudge on Sep 27, 2023


I love that chewy offers such bigger bags than my local store! We LOVE this brand for our bunny and chewy has saved us a good bit of money because we buy one big bag and it lasts us nearly 5-6 months!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lynda on Jul 27, 2023

Outstanding Service and Product!

I would like to give a five-star plus rating to dear Ericka S. who helped me place an order on July 7th of this year. Ericka is an outstanding representative of Chewy. She was extremely patient and polite and competent and conscientious, helping me place an order for the Oxbow Essentials Adult Rabbit Food, which is the only food that I give to our bunny. With sincere appreciation, Lynda

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Phineas on Jul 19, 2023

Exceptionally yummy

As a refined bunny with sophisticated taste, I love Oxbow food. It’s always fresh, balanced, and quality. (Big fan of their hay and treats, too). My parents like this because they say it’s healthy, but I just think it’s yummy. To be honest, I lose my cool most mornings and start honking with glee when I hear breakfast hit my bowl. 10/10, highly recommend. Chef’s kiss.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Stephanie on Nov 24, 2023

Our buns say it’s yummy!

We have two rabbits and they love this food. Great deal and nice that it’s a huge bag.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Elissa on Jul 4, 2023

Not a fan

Bunnies thought this was OK, not huge fans. I don’t like some of the ingredients like soybeans, molasses, and wheat, as these are things that bunnies can’t digest well and can easily muck up their digestive systems. Compared to Oxbow’s more natural alternative line, it looks and smells staler. Pellets aren’t as green and don’t smell as sweet or fresh. Not a bad food, but not our favorite.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By David on Oct 23, 2023

My bunnies love these pellets

The Oxbow BBT pellets are the most recommended for adult rabbits and my bunnies just love them.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Stephany on Aug 11, 2023

Great food

My rabbits love this food. Their favorite time of day is when they get their pellets. Another great thing is some of the other brands have a bunch of smushed pellets in the bottom but this brand doesn’t.