Oxbow Essentials Cavy Cuisine Adult Guinea Pig Food

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About This Item

  • Specially formulated to mirror a Guinea Pig's natural diet. This will ensure that your pet lives a healthy lifestyle.
  • Fortified with stabilized Vitamin C, help ensure that your pet's immunity system is in tip-top shape.
  • Includes high-fiber grass hay that promotes healthy gastrointestinal health. Contains lower levels of protein, calories and calcium than alfalfa-based pellets.
  • 75% of your guinea pig’s diet should be grass hay and Guinea Pig is not intended for growing, gestating or lactating guinea pigs.
  • Made from high-quality, all natural hay.


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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NATURAL SCIENCE: INDIVIDUALIZED NUTRITION

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

BENE TERRA: AWARD-WINNING ORGANIC FOOD

Gives rabbits and guinea pigs the nutrients they would find in their natural environment with ingredients that come from certified organic farmers.

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...Alfalfa Meal, Soybean Hulls, Wheat Middlings...Ground Timothy Hay, Ground Soybean Hulls, Wheat Middlings...Timothy Grass Hay, Soybean Hulls, Wheat Middlings...Timothy Grass, Oat Grass, Orchard Grass...
Food FormPelletsPelletsPelletsPelletsPellets
Health FeatureVitamins & MineralsN/ADigestive Health, Vitamins & MineralsN/AVitamins & Minerals
Small Pet TypeGuinea PigGuinea PigGuinea PigGuinea PigGuinea Pig
Special DietHigh FiberHigh Fiber, High-ProteinHigh FiberN/ANon-GMO
Hay TypeN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Questions & Answers

21 Customer Questions


I have 5 adult guineas and 4 pups (3 mos). I just bought the 25 lb version of this brand. Should I still buy a small bag of young pup food until the pups officially hit 6 mos? Will they still have proper nutrition for overall development.
Answer by ChewyDec 22, 2017
Adult Guinea Pigs have different nutritional needs than juveniles. They still need a diet high in fiber to keep their digestive systems working properly and Vitamin C, but they need lower levels of calcium, protein and calories than growing Guineas require. This recipe is specifically designed to meet the particular nutritional needs of Guinea Pigs over six months.

How long will a 10-lb bag last with one adult guinea pig?
Answer by ChewyDec 30, 2020
The longevity of this food will vary based on your individual guinea pig's eating habits.

Does the 25 lb bag go bad if it isn’t used quick enough? Is there an expiration date?
Answer by ChewyJan 11, 2018
This product has a shelf life of 12 months. To ensure you give your pet the freshest ingredients we recommend using this product within the allotted time.

How many cups are in a 5-lb bag?
Answer by ChewySep 15, 2020
There will be approximately 4 cups of food per pound. The 5 pound bag will have close to 20 cups, the 10 pound bag close to 40 cups and the 25 pound bag close to 100 cups.


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351 Customer Reviews



Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Michmom23 on May 19, 2022
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Lukewarm reception

Our newly rescued group of piggies needed some upgrade in their diet. We chose this brand based on the reviews and nutritional information. It’s a slow to eat option for them. We purchased the larger bag so we will continue bro offer it along with their fresh foods and hay.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Karci21 on Feb 13, 2022

Great food for Guinea pigs

My guinea pigs are particularly picky about their pellets but my guinea pigs love this and it’s such a basic mix but it’s so healthy and has such good protein and not a lot of fat and it makes a healthy happy guinea pig and there’s even Oxbow food for rabbits so I would not use the guinea pig food because it probably contains other stuff the rabbits don’t need and there are several different kinds of this food there are alfalfa hay for young guinea pigs there are adult pallets there is extra protein pallets there are so many options and I will never feed my guinea pigs anything else


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Liz2981 on May 9, 2022

Guinea pigs love it!

My guinea pigs love this food! They usually eat what I give them within a day and they seem happy and perky.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Sabrina on Feb 20, 2022

Damaged package

My package had a big cut in the middle Of the bag! A lot of it was spilled into the box and when I feed my Guinea pigs, it’s so inconvenient because I have to grab their food from the middle and some always spills over!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jennifer on May 14, 2022

Great food for Guinea piggies

Good quality! Both of my Guinea pigs love it. The price is also budget friendly. It has vitamin C


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By 3littlepigs on Feb 8, 2022

The best for the G-pigs

Oxbow is just the best for G-pig food. It can be sort of boring and bland like all good things are. So we like to doctor it up with some seeds. Even though my pigs eat it just fine with out anything.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Melody on Apr 29, 2022

Dior preferred

My Guinea pig took to these as soon as I added them to his diet. One happy piggie.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DaneMom on Mar 6, 2022

great pellet,fast shipping

This is a top quality pellet for my piggies at a great price. All 4 of my piggies love it. Comes in fresh and quick!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Sarah on Oct 22, 2021

Chubby Piggies

Ordered a small bag of this to see if my 3 guinea pigs liked it - they loved it! So I bought the large bag. The key thing is that you really need to monitor how much you give them. With my previous brand of food, I would just fill their dish completely whenever it was empty and everything was always ok. After about 2 months of feeding this food I realized I was going through pellets much faster and my guinea pigs were looking a bit chubby with no other changes to the hay provided or daily veggies. I cut back on pellets to more closely follow the recommended amount and I think they're starting to slim down to a healthy weight again. This seems like a good quality food but maybe sweetened a bit too much (molasses is higher in the ingredient list than some other brands) and it can cause an unhealthy balance in their diet if not monitored correctly. Just follow the recommended feeding amounts and alter as needed.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Robin on Dec 9, 2021

review of Oxbow Essentials Cavy Cuisine Adult Guinea Pig Food

This food is so awesome, a little more expensive than some, but it is great quality, smaller pellets and good to know my piggies are getting good nutrition. Chewy delivery and price is great. Very happy with my purchase and ordering through such an awesome company as Chewy!