can gerbils eat asparagus

Can Gerbils Eat Asparagus?

Asparagus is also called garden asparagus and is a spring vegetable that is a flowering perennial plant species.

Only young asparagus shoots are commonly eaten once the buds start to open.

It is eaten raw or cooked, where it is used in many different culinary situations whether steamed, fried, baked, sauteed, or stir fried.

So can gerbils eat asparagus?

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

In particular, their acidic, water, fat, calcium, sugar, salt, sugar and phosphorus is of most interest as far as gerbils are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 85 kJ (20 kcal)
Carbohydrates
3.88 g
Sugars 1.88 g
Dietary fibre 2.1 g
Fat
0.12 g
Protein
2.2 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(5%) 38 μg
(4%) 449 μg
710 μg
Thiamine (B1) (12%) 0.143 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (12%) 0.141 mg
Niacin (B3) (7%) 0.978 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(5%) 0.274 mg
Vitamin B6 (7%) 0.091 mg
Folate (B9) (13%) 52 μg
Choline (3%) 16 mg
Vitamin C (7%) 5.6 mg
Vitamin E (7%) 1.1 mg
Vitamin K (40%) 41.6 μg
Minerals
Calcium (2%) 24 mg
Iron (16%) 2.14 mg
Magnesium (4%) 14 mg
Manganese (8%) 0.158 mg
Phosphorus (7%) 52 mg
Potassium (4%) 202 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (6%) 0.54 mg
Water (90%)

source wikipedia

As you can see, asparagus contains quite a lot of phosphorus, acidic content, and a hint of fat and sugar. But it contains a huge amount of water content.

This means that unfortunately they cant at all. Asparagus is toxic for gerbils to eat. It is also full of water content, and so this also isn’t good for gerbils.

Asparagus is a food to avoid as far as gerbils are concerned.