Almonds are an oval edible nut seed grown from the almond tree. They grow in a woody shell and are eaten widely as a snack around the world.
They are also used as a culinary ingredient in many types of food dishes, such as main meals in different cultures and civilizations and also in desserts.
Many think of them as a nut but they are actually a legume.
So can gerbils eat almonds at all?
Let’s take a look at the nutritional information about them and find out more about them. It’s always good to see what a food actually contains in order to make a decision as to whether they would be good for a gerbil to eat or not.
As per usual, their fat, sugar, phosphorus, acidic content and water content is of most importance as far as gerbils are concerned.
As you can see almonds contain a lot of phosphorus, acidic content, and fat content is extremely high.
Yes they can in small amounts just one or two at the most on an occasional basis, and they can eat them salted or unsalted.
If they have more than this, it may make them sick because they just can’t handle to much foods that have excess fat and acidic content in them.
If you feed them almonds they will eat as many as you give them, so do take care with how many you feed them. So do take care with how much you give them.