Oxbow Essentials Cavy Performance Young Guinea Pig Food

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About This Item


  • 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.


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 IngredientsAlfalfa Meal, Soybean Hulls, Wheat Middlings...Timothy Grass Meal, Soybean Hulls, Wheat Middlings...Alfalfa Meal, Whole Wheat, Wheat Feed...Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Soybean Meal, Soybean Hulls...Alfalfa meal, wheat, wheat feed...
Food FormPelletsPelletsDry Food, PelletsPellets, Dried Fruits, Dried VeggiesDry Food
Small Pet TypeGuinea PigGuinea PigGuinea PigGuinea PigGuinea Pig
Special DietHigh-Protein, High FiberHigh FiberHigh FiberHigh-Protein, Molasses-Free, High Fiber, Natural
Health FeatureVitamins & MineralsDental & Breath Care, Digestive Health, Skin & Coat Health...High-Energy, Vitamins & Minerals
Hay TypeAlfalfa

Questions & Answers

2 Customer Questions

Can I feed this to my 8 month old male guinea pigs?
Answer by ChewyMay 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 ChewyAug 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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Rated 4.8889 out of 5 stars
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81 Customer Reviews

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 Kiki 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

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Annie on Mar 23, 2022

Not eating this product with gusto

I bought this product for our new guinea pig who is 3 & 1/2 months old. She is not eating it with gusto... sort of just picks at it here & there. She prefers pellet foods that are meant for adult guinea pigs. I can't imagine why she doesn't like the Oxbow, though. It smells and looks good. I'd eat it if I were a guinea pig, but she's the one who needs the nourishment! p.s. We had another young guinea pig a few years ago who really liked this food.

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

Oxbow Essentials Cavy Performance

My guinea pigs just love this product and makes them happy.