can gerbils eat arugula

Can Gerbils Eat Arugula?

Arugula is also known as salad rocket, rucola, rucoli, rugula, colewort, and roquette.

It is eaten in salads and added as seasoning as well. It has a pungent taste resembling a longer leaved and open lettuce.

So can gerbils eat arugula?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, we are interested in their acidic, water, calcium, sugar, salt, phosphorus, and fat content as far as gerbils are concerned.

Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.7 g 1%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 27 mg 1%
Potassium 369 mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 3.6 g 1%
Dietary fiber 1.6 g 6%
Sugar 2 g
Protein 2.6 g 5%
Vitamin A 47%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 16%
Iron 8%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 11%

Source google

As you can see arugula contains a lot of calcium, a hint of salt and fat.

This means that arugula is fine for gerbils to eat but don’t give them too much, a few leaves at a time should suffice twice a week at the most. This is due to its calcium content.

Make sure it is washed thoroughly before giving it to them.