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

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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Top IngredientsAlfalfa Meal, Soybean Hulls, Wheat Middlings...Timothy Grass Meal, Soybean Hulls, Wheat Middlings...Ground Timothy Hay, Ground Soybean Hulls, Wheat Middlings...Timothy Grass, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Sunflower Meal...Timothy Grass Meal, Oat Grass, Orchard Grass...
Food FormPelletsPelletsPelletsPelletsPellets
Small Pet TypeGuinea PigGuinea PigGuinea PigGuinea PigGuinea Pig
Special DietHigh Fiber, High-ProteinHigh FiberHigh FiberNon-GMONatural, High Fiber
Health FeatureVitamins & MineralsDigestive Health, Vitamins & MineralsVitamins & MineralsSenior Care
Hay TypeTimothy

Questions & Answers

5 Customer Questions

About how long will a 25 lb bag last for two piggies that are both a little over month old? Should I feed them unlimited pellets or 1/8 cup per pig?
Answer by ChewyAug 07, 2017
For growing guinea pigs (under 6 months), you can feed them unlimited pellets in addition to hay. Because this product can be fed in unlimited quantities, how long the bag lasts will completely depend on how much you feed your guinea pigs.

I have a 6 month old piggy. Im thinking about getting him a companion (another male of course). But chances are just ababy baby. Im looking at switching my piggy i have now to oxbow. Would it be ok to feed both piggies the young pig food? Or should i just switch them directly to adult food?
Answer by ChewyJun 16, 2017
For over 6 months you should feed your Guinea Pig the Oxbow Essentials Cavy Cuisine Adult Guinea Pig Food. The Oxbow Essentials Cavy Performance Young Guinea Pig Food is not recommended feed for adult Guinea Pigs. They should each be on a different food for their ages.

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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73 Customer Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Myra 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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Rightstep on Jan 26, 2022

A very healthy food for Guinea Pigs.

My Guinea Pigs loved this Oxbow fod and have gotten it many times before. Highly recommend. Worth the money.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jeff on Jul 4, 2021

Piggies gobbling this up

One of my Guinea pigs wasn't eating much, so I thought I'd try the alfalfa pellets. Seems to like this over the Timothy hay based pellets. Hopefully this plumps him up, he seems underweight for a 4 month old.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By bk24 on Mar 5, 2021

great product

we have been using this for our five piggies and they absolutely love it. Great food, I would really recommend it to people with young guinea piggies under 6 months old.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Hayy on Feb 1, 2021

Guinea Pig Food. Great for babies

Please use this brand if you are starting out with younglings. Even your local vet would want you to start on this. Even tho it is slightly expensive, your pigs will have such great health with this brand of pellets that it provides

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By tdugans on Dec 29, 2020

Piggy yumminess

My 2 young piggy boys loves this food. I like the small pellets and green color. Piggies go crazy for this food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Gracie on Nov 7, 2020

Great product

I have 2-11 week old piggies. They have to have baby piggie food and this is perfect. The pieces are small enough for them to pick up and eat. I highly recommend.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Beachn on Aug 1, 2020

Great For Growth + Health

i bought this Oxbow after researching every Food my New Cavy which would be best = proven + highly rated + vet recommended...My cavy has eaten this YGP Oxbow Food since July 10th 2019 - Today August 2020 = my Cavy Is Healthy + Coat is Beautiful + Knight's Energy is real good definitely recommend. next ill go with Adult Oxbow thru Knight's Life. anyway, Great Buy, regards

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DRJsPiggies on Aug 13, 2020

The piggies love it!

We get the 25lb bag. The guinea pigs love it. We haven’t had any issues with any of the bags we’ve gotten. It’s always fresh and keeps well in the resealable bag.