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Essentials Young Guinea Pig Food


Alfalfa-based Essentials – Young Guinea Pig Food is specially designed to provide high fibre, protein, calcium and energy required for young guinea pigs to thrive.


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  • Alfalfa-based Essentials – Young Guinea Pig Food is specially designed to provide high fibre, protein, calcium and energy required for young guinea pigs to thrive
  • The optimized, balanced protein and stabilized vitamins also help nurture pregnant and lactating animals
  • Serve Essentials – Young Guinea Pig Food with Oxbow grass hays and treats for complete nutrition
  • Sizes: 5 lb, 10 lb, 25 lb


Alfalfa Meal, Soybean Hulls, Wheat Middlings, Soybean Meal, Soybean Oil, Salt, Lignin Sulfonate, Cane Molasses, L-Ascorbyl-2-Monophosphate (Vitamin C), Limestone, Yeast Culture (dehydrated), Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Selenium Yeast, Vitamin A Supplement, Folic Acid, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Biotin, Manganous Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Magnesium Sulfate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min) 18.00%
Crude Fat (min) 1.50%
Crude Fibre (min) 18.00%
Moisture (max) 10.00%
Calcium (min) 0.60%,
Calcium (max) 1.10%
Phosphorus (min) 0.25%
Copper (min) 30 ppm
Vitamin A (min) 19,000 IU/kg
Vitamin D (min) 900 IU/kg
Vitamin E (min) 190 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C) (min) 800 mg/kg

Feeding Directions

Growing                                       Pregnant/Nursing

(under six months)                   (guinea pig sows)

Unlimited pellets daily in        Unlimited pellets daily in addition to unlimited grass addition to unlimited grass hay.          hay. Alfalfa hay may be given in small quantities.

Please note that these are guidelines. For adult guinea pig feeding guidelines or if your guinea pig is overweight or underweight, please contact your veterinarian or Oxbow for more specific feeding information.

Seventy-five percent of your guinea pig’s diet should be grass hay. Oxbow offers a variety of hand-selected, high-fibre hays to enrich the life and health of your pet.

Transitioning to a New Food:

  • First week, mix 3 parts current food with 1 part new food.
  • Second week, mix 2 parts current food with 2 parts new food.
  • Third week, mix 1 part current food with 3 parts new food.
  • Forth week , feed Essentials – Young Guinea Pig Food exclusively.



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Young Guinea Pig Food is a high-fibre, alfalfa-based diet fortified with nutrients essential for growing, pregnant and nursing guinea pigs. Growing guinea pigs require more protein, calcium and energy. Essentials – Young Guinea Pig provides an optimized balanced protein source, containing the amino acids required for the growth and health of your guinea pig., Guinea pigs require daily supplementation with Vitamin C. Essentials – Young Guinea Pig includes Stay C-35, a stabilized form of Vitamin C with a 12 month shelf life. Each 1/8 cup of Essentials – Young Guinea Pig contains 22 mg. of Vitamin C. To guarantee adequate Vitamin C intake, be sure the animal is eating the appropriate amount of Essentials – Young Guinea Pig. If additional supplementation is needed, provide Oxbow's Daily C chewable tablets or Natural Science Vitamin C Supplement., Although Essentials – Young Guinea Pig Food is an excellent complete feed for guinea pigs, unlimited access to fresh grass hay should also be provided. Choose from Oxbow's Western Timothy Hay, Orchard Grass Hay, Oat Hay, Organic Meadow Grass, or Botanical Hay to provide additional natural fibre.


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