Oxbow’s Essentials - Chinchilla Food is formulated to meet the specific nutritional needs of chinchillas of all ages. This complete and balanced chinchilla food contains Alfalfa hay to provide optimal energy and the fiber essential for healthy digestion. We then add wholesome ingredients and vital nutrients to meet the daily function and performance needs of all chinchillas.
- Uniform pellets prevent selective feeding
- Contains alfalfa to meet energy needs of chinchillas of all ages
- Fortified with vitamins and minerals for optimum health
- Formulated with the guidance of top veterinarians and nutritionists
Seventy percent of your chinchilla’s diet should be grass hay. Oxbow offers a variety of hand-selected, high-fiber hays to enrich the life and health of your pet.
About The Manufacturer
The story of Oxbow Animal Health has its humble beginnings over five generations ago on the Miller family farm. During this time, hay was the lifeblood from which the Miller family grew and nurtured their animals. It was important that every harvest met the absolute highest standards.
Thus began the Oxbow commitment to developing the very best in animal care products, a tradition that carried on five generations later when John Miller founded Oxbow Animal Health. By making sure this belief formed the foundation of Oxbow, Miller has created an internationally-recognized brand that has become the most trusted name in small animal nutrition, from loyal customers to top veterinarians.
It wasn’t easy, and it isn’t still. Meeting our Oxbow standard of product quality is no easy task. Materials that make up our products are hand-selected, personally inspected, routinely analyzed for nutritional value, tested, and retested again. Every day, we strive to combine our love of animals with the solid science and knowledge necessary to provide your animal with the highest level of quality care.
Knowing how we get to the end product, it’s easy to see why our timothy hay-based formulas have pioneered a worldwide revolution in small animal nutrition, or why our veterinarian- referred Professional Line has set the industry standard for care of small pets recovering from illness or injury.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We hope you have the chance to experience our product firsthand and truly discover the Oxbow Difference.
Alfalfa Meal, Soybean Hulls, Soybean Meal, Wheat Middlings, Soybean Oil, Salt, Lignin Sulfonate, Cane Molasses, Calcium Carbonate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Monophosphate (Vitamin C), Sodium Bentonite, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Yeast Culture, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Magnesium Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Proteinate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate
Crude Protein (min) 18.00%
Crude Fat (min) 2.50%
Crude Fiber (min) 18.00%
Crude Fiber (max) 23.00%
Moisture (max) 10.00%
Calcium (min) 0.60%
Calcium (max) 1.10%
Phosphorus (min) 0.25%
Vitamin A (min) 10,000 IU/kg
Vitamin D (min) 900 IU/kg
Vitamin E (min) 190 IU/kg
Young Animals: Feed Essentials - Chinchilla Food free-choice to chinchillas younger than one year of age. Supplement daily with a combination of free-choice grass hay and alfalfa.
Adult Animals: Chinchillas older than one year of age should be fed 1/8 - 1/4 cup Essentials - Chinchilla Food and free-choice grass hay. Alfalfa hay should only be fed as an occasional treat.
Please note that these are guidelines. If your chinchilla is overweight or underweight, please contact your veterinarian or Oxbow for more specific feeding information.
Transitioning to a New Food: Week 1, mix 3 parts current food with 1 part new food. Week 2, mix 2 parts current food with 2 parts new food. Week 3, mix 1 part current food with 3 parts new food. Week four, feed Essentials - Chinchilla exclusively.