OXBOW Essentials Adult Guinea Pig Food All Natural Adult Guinea Pig Pellets, 5-lb bag - Chewy.com

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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.

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Nutritional Information

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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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Questions & Answers

18 Customer Questions

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 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.

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 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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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Brikate on Nov 12, 2022

Good quality

When we got our guinea pig he was eating a different brand pellet and was having some white colored urine; I'm not sure if it was a cause and effect. I bought these Oxbow pellets and a week later his urine was alot more clear. Our guinea pig loves these pellets and I feel the quality is great. He seems healthier and happier when I switched him to Oxbow food. I recommend this food for guinea pigs.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Abby on Nov 18, 2022

Guinea pig approved, but what’s with the size?

My piggies have been eating this food for years and love it. My only complaint is that it seems these bags of food keep getting smaller and smaller. 15 pounds? Maybe, but this bag is no taller then my knee and no wider then a 12 inch ruler. Not sure if it should be this much to keep our piggies healthy.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By LolaMia on Dec 3, 2022

Piggies Don't Like

My piggies don't like this kind of pellet. I feed two kinds of pellets & they always leave this kind for last.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By JenS on Nov 12, 2022

Great Value

We love oxbow for our animals, and Chewy has had the best price on this large bag. Fast delivery and always packaged well.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BevyCrockr on Jul 31, 2022

The best for my girls

The only Oxbow food my girls will eat. I have switched when the Essentials was not available and they would not touch it. Oxbow brand is the only products I trust for my Piggy Girls. They love eating and playing with all the great toys that they have available. I would recommend Essentials for your picky eaters like my girls. Only the best ingredients meant for your specific pet. Nothing added that they don't need in their diet. Will always stay with Oxbow brand.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Piggies33 on Aug 15, 2022

Guinea pigs LOVED it

I was looking for many different types of foods for my chunky boys. We love Oxbow brand and decided to try this new flavor and by far their favorite, starting eating right away compared to some of Oxbow’s other flavors

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ruby on Aug 13, 2022

Best Guinea pig food!

I will always recommend oxbow Guinea pig pellets!! Not only do they LOVE them, but it’s an amazing, healthy, Timothy based diet. 10/10 recommend!!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Turtle2912 on Jun 25, 2022

Almost wonderful

Only thing I would want with this product is a resealable bag. Other than that it’s great to be able to buy it in bulk and not have to worry about re-ordering it every other week. No retail stores around here carry this size.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Michmom3 on May 19, 2022

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 4 out of 5 stars
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