Oxbow Essentials Cavy Performance Young Guinea Pig Food

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  • Specially formulated to mirror a young Guinea Pig's natural diet. This will ensure that your pet lives a healthy lifestyle. Not recommended feed for adult Guinea Pigs
  • Fortified with stabilized Vitamin C, help ensure that your pet's immunity system is in tip-top shape.
  • Contains alfalfa to meet energy needs of young, pregnant, and nursing guinea pigs
  • 75% of your guinea pig’s diet should be grass hay
  • Made of 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.


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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

2 Customer Questions

Can I feed this to my 8 month old male guinea pigs?
Answer by Chewy • May 14, 2019
This food is rot recommended for Guinea Pigs over 6 months.

i see that vitamin C is an ingredient in this food. will i still need to provide the vitamin C tablets that guinea pigs require?
Answer by Chewy • Aug 31, 2019
Although this food does have a vitamin C content, it is still recommended to add tablets or other vitamin C supplementation to assure that your guinea pig is getting enough in their diet.

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83 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Rachel on Nov 22, 2023

Highly Recommended by Exotic Vet đź‘Ť

This brand is highly recommended by my guinea pigs exotic vet, so will be using this brand for their pellets.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By GARY on Nov 20, 2023

guinea pig food for my young pigs

It's the only pellets that I feed them. they eat it and they are doing very well.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By FurMom on Apr 25, 2023

Always the best

I have been with chewy for years. They never have disappointed me! This is the best food for our guineas and it’s always fresh!! We are thankful for all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes! Thank you chewy!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Carolyn on Jun 18, 2023

Oxbow Essentials are the best. All my piggy's love them.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nunya on Mar 26, 2023

Guineas love it

My guineas approve. They enjoy this food and eat it up

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By kaye on Jan 23, 2023

Guinea pig pellet food

My guinea pigs did not care for this. So I will continue to look for something they do like.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Chuck on Jan 11, 2023

Piggy approved

Our piggies love these pellets! As a supplement to their veggies.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sandy on Nov 23, 2022

Fed in unlimited amount

This was the solution for my 10 month old cavie. She also took to it right away.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By TjBlair on Nov 11, 2022

Great food

This was a great food for my young pigs. I fed this for them while they were little.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By keith on Nov 14, 2022

G pig food

My g pig likes it a lot ez to feed , exc food recomended