Oxbow Harvest Stacks – How do they fit in to your guinea pig’s life?

Seven Oxbow Harvest Stacks

Guinea Pig Today was recently approached to review the Oxbow Harvest Stacks. We had been aware of them for quite some time, and have even used them occasionally ourselves. However, we hadn’t really considered them as being one of the cornerstones of the guinea pig’s diet (hay, pellets, vitamin C, and fresh veggies). So it […]

How Does One Recognize Fresh Grass Hay?

Papua Piig Oxbow Timothy Hay

Question and answer from Oxbow Animal Health‘s Live Facebook chat with Dr. Micah Kohles, Oxbow’s Director of Veterinary Science and Outreach. When picking hay, what should I look for to know it’s fresh? Selecting a high quality premium hay for your little one is one of the most important things we as owners do. I […]

Surprises in Your Guinea Pigs’ Hay Unlikely but Possible

Isabel guinea pig

You might have seen an article on the Daily Mail or Guardian about a young girl in the UK who found a surprise in her guinea pigs’ hay. We can’t verify any more than the photos pictured on the site, however, unbelievable as it might sound, finding a surprise in your hay is possible. In […]

Properly Preparing Your Guinea Pigs’ Fresh Food


Do you enjoy watching your guinea pigs eat fresh food? They stick their whole face in the bowl and make field greens disappear in no time. The soft sound of munching and crunching can be both humorous and soothing. Properly preparing and serving your guinea pigs food can avoid health problems. Their relationship with food […]

Guinea Pig Chew Toys, No Substitute for Grass Hay

papua in the hay

A guinea pig’s teeth grow continuously and it’s important that your pet’s teeth be ground naturally during the course of their lifetime. What is the best way to promote good dental health? It might be surprising to discover chew toys or chew treats are not the best way to maintain the proper grinding your pet […]

Oxbow Builds Hay-based Holiday Tree

Oxbow Tree Cover

Each year in November, those at the Oxbow central offices in Murdock, Nebraska, discuss ideas for the company Christmas card. This year they agreed to do something decidedly different which customers and friends would enjoy and associate with Oxbow. Lucas Stock, Oxbow’s Marketing Communications Specialist, tells us, “Our Chief Operating Officer, Deb Buhro, came up […]

DIY guinea pig toy: shoebox and hay

Poof and Truffle sharing the hayTruffle: Poof is hogging the shoe box, durr! *grumble grumble grumblePoof: Don't call me a hog, you pig!Here's another easy toy you can make for your guinea pigs using a cardboard shoe box. As with anything else …

Hay Solutions: On the cage floor

Hay is an essential staple of every guinea pig’s diet, and should be available for your piggy to munch on freely at all times. One of the things an owner has to decide is how to give hay to their guinea pig. Whee here at the Cali Cavy Collective have e…

10 Things You Might Not Know About Guinea Pigs

Some guinea pig facts have been fairly commonly known for years – as an example, guinea pigs are not pigs and not from Guinea, or even New Guinea. I thought it might be interesting to share some facts about pigs that might not be so well known, maybe even among guinea pig owners. 1. Guinea pigs […]

Breaking The Junk Food Addiction

healthy eating

You’ve discovered that your guinea pig’s diet is less than desirable, but your cavy is rejecting anything new you put in front of them. What’s a frustrated guinea pig owner to do? Don’t worry. This is a common problem but you can overcome it with patience and persistence. The truth is, your guinea pig is […]


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