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.

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


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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Questions & Answers

19 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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370 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jay on Jun 17, 2023

Great Pellets

When I first started owning guinea pigs, I often purchased unsafe pellets with seeds and other additives. When I learned that these were unsafe I switched to the Oxbow Essentials, and my guinea pigs seemed much happier with them! I can rest assured knowing that my guinea pigs are eating a much healthier and safer pellet now.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ka on Jun 26, 2023

Guinea pigs fave

My guinea pigs love this brand/type of pellets, it’s the only one I ever buy for them

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By maya on Mar 15, 2023

piggies love

my guinea pigs really like this food, they eat it right up and it makes me so glad since they need that nutrition. this is a really well made product, I would definitely recommend it !

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Iceytulip59 on Feb 13, 2023

Oxbow products are the best

I started with the young Guinea pig and moved on to adult pellets no problem with the switch and only pellets no fancy bits of stuff they shouldn't have

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Hollieh on Feb 2, 2023

My vet recommended this brand specifically

Our poor little piggie had a cold went to the vet who recommended this particular brand if food. Our little guy has loved it and is doing well.

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 5 out of 5 stars
By Calomine1 on Apr 23, 2023

Great food

My Guinea pig loves these pellets. The quality is good.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mary on Mar 20, 2023

Guinea Pig Adult Food

My pigs love this food. Always fresh when opened.

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.