OXBOW Essentials Adult Rabbit Food All Natural Adult Rabbit Pellets, 50-lb bag - Chewy.com

Oxbow Essentials Adult Rabbit Food

By Oxbow
Rated 4.8257 out of 5 stars
Size: 50-lb bag
Size: 50-lb bag

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About This Item


  • 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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Nutritional Information

Feeding Instructions

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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Questions & Answers

13 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.

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.

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.

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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Rated 4.8257 out of 5 stars
350 Ratings
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350 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Penn on May 21, 2023

25lbs is A LOT

Amazing product! And surprisingly cheap for the amount you get. I got the 25lbs option and it is really big, I had a lot of trouble getting the whole package up the stairs with all the other stuff I got. so be warned you'll get way more than enough for what you pay for. 😅😂

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Maria on Apr 15, 2023

Only One To Use For Bunnies

My bunnies only get the best of food and items. Oxbow is the only brand I would use for my babies. They love them and I feel good giving them this brand.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MaryJune on Mar 8, 2023

Exceptional product from an exceptional company

As with all of the Oxbow products, this food is the best. We have been using their foods and treats for ten years and have not been disappointed. They are healthy, loved by all of our rabbits, made in the USA, and dependably high-quality.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By suzzeecue on Mar 28, 2023

Mt rabbit does not like this

I alwsys get the Manna Pro it was out of stock I resorted to this and she won't eat it at all what do I do with 25lbs of pellets

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Lamb on Dec 4, 2022

Gone down hill

They were bought out this year. Their original formula contained ZERO soy! For the last, probably 5-8yrs, now, soy has been listed as an ingredient, but rather low on the list. I am appalled to read today's Ingredient list!!! SOY, SOY, SOY, SOY! Never feed soy ANYTHING to male rabbits! For one thing, they lose the ruff under their neck. I have noticed this happen to my male bunny ever since they began adding soy. Soy is a phyto-ESTROGEN! Acts the same way in humans! I have fed Oxbow for nearly 30yrs to my buns. I'm heart broken that they were bought out, & are systematically being destroyed. :"(

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Velarisrescue on Feb 5, 2023

Best for bunnies

Oxbow Adult Rabbit Pellets are what my veterinarian suggested, as it is a well-balanced feed for bunnies. It has clear feeding directions, and all my bunnies it. Oxbow is a brand we can trust.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Draftygirl on Jan 30, 2023

Quality pelleted feed for bunnies

Our therapy bunnies have a diet primarily made up of quality timothy hay but they enjoy a small amount of pellets each day too. Oxbow does a great job of high quality ingredients without unnecessary filler.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BunnyLoveWithBennyBoo on Apr 4, 2023

Oxbow Bunny Pellets

Good product! Have been using this for the past 6 years. My bunnies love it and I trust Oxbow.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Harlie on Jan 10, 2023

Best rabbit pellets!

I highly recommend oxbows rabbit pellets they have all the nutrients your rabbit needs and they are timothy based like they should be also the cheapest option for timothy pellets and my bunnies love them!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Amanda on May 16, 2023


Oxbow was recommended by the rabbit shelter and vet.