New Oxbow Stuff

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Post   » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:17 pm

Well, the Daily C is a hit here, I was worried because Dixie was such a Critterberry addict.

The first time I fed them they dropped the pellet in disgust, but now eagerly await them every evening.

I think I'll pass on the other treats. The Daily C is expensive enough.

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Post   » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:52 pm

Timothy Treats ingredients at the Oxbow web site.

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Post   » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:56 pm

How did you get them to eat the new vit c?

Mine are running from them or spitting it out. And they loved all the past incarnations. I got a bag of the timothy treats but it is hit or miss.


Post   » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:30 pm

The Timothy treats might be good but i also was going to try the Veggie ones until i looked at the ingredients.


Simple Rewards Veggie Treats


Barley Flour, Alfalfa Meal, Rolled Oats, Molasses, Canola Oil (naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols and lecithin), Dried Carrots, Dried Potatoes, Dried Cabbage, Dried Red Peppers, Dried Green Peppers, Flax Seed Meal, Kelp, Garlic Powder, Brewers Yeast, Yucca Schidigera.

Guaranteed Analysis

* Crude Protein min 12.00%
* Crude Fat min 3.00%
* Crude Fiber max 10.00%
* Moisture max 10.00%

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Post   » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:41 pm

They have dried potatoes in them too.


Post   » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:45 pm

Yes, i missed that too. What were they thinking with these treats?

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Post   » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:11 pm

None of the new treats are really a hit here. I tried to make the pigs think that the strawberries were critterberries but they were on to me. They knew I was up to no good. They just sniff at it and continue to bite the bars for The Real Thing.

I'm trying not to give critterberries every day since the supply it finite at this point. I need a treat the pigs actually like! And ditto to whoever said earlier that they don't actually feed real strawberry or banana that often, my pigs don't like them either.


Post   » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:24 pm

Drat. I have a bag of those treats that I got for free at the Pet Expo. Guess I can't use them after all.

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Post   » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:34 pm

They can be fed to other small animals like rats, mice, hamsters, etc. They are not just for guinea pigs but for any small critter.


Post   » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:29 pm

Do you think they'd work for rabbits?

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Post   » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:28 am

My bun will eat the strawberry treats. The pigs are not really into them.

I finally ran out of my stock of old formula Vitamin C, and I was dreading trying the new stuff. Since I personally hate pineapple, and the pigs have never had anything even remotely pineapple flavored, I thought they would rebel. It took me such a long time to get them to eat the old Vitamin C as it was! I really thought I was in for the battle of a lifetime.

I gingerly extended half a tablet to each of my two pigs and my foster pigs, fearing the worst....

All four gobbled it up immediately. They love them.


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Post   » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:54 am

IMO they are not any worse than any of the other treats out there for rabbits and may actually be a bit better than most commercial treats. My rats, the gerbils, mice, and hamsters like them as well. Fed sparingly (1-2 a day as a treat) should be alright.

IMO, the ingredients seem better formulated for the smaller rodents that are omnivorous than for the more herbivorous pets.


Post   » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:09 am

I JUST saw one of these in a petstore....and passed it by (because I wanted to check with you first!).

Now I wish I'd picked it up! Everyone here seems to think it's a great idea? And no harmful additives (etc)?

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Post   » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:26 pm

So just to double check, what Oxbow treats are safe/recommended for use? I dont want to be feeding my little man anything bad for him--I really thought I could trust Oxbow, geesh! We mostly stick with fresh foods, but its nice to have a little something different.

Also, any opinions regarding the new (or possibly semi-new) medley mixes? Ive also seen on the site that they will be offering a new product called Natural Science that will come in multi-vitamin, immune support, joint support and urinary health. They will also be offering Natural Science food as well, which I am trying to determine how its any different than Cavy Cuisine.

Im just confused as to what products are worth trying and what is worth skipping. FIBRvive? Critical Care Fine Grind? Organics? Does anyone know if the food for other small animals (hamsters, mice, rats) as good or well received as the piggy and rabbit food?

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Post   » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:35 am

We've been feeding Oxbow Regal Rat, and it was well received and has kept them slim but not underweight. It seems they changed their formula to have 15 percent protein now though, which I'm not happy about because that's more than adult rats need and I've read higher protein in their base diet makes their urine smell worse.

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