can gerbils eat avocados

Can Gerbils Eat Avocados?

Avocados are popular fruits that are from the tree of the same name. They are a large berry fruit that contains a single seed.

So can gerbils eat Avocados?

We take a look here 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.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 670 kJ (160 kcal)
8.53 g
Sugars 0.66 g
Dietary fiber 6.7 g
14.66 g
Saturated 2.13 g
Monounsaturated 9.80 g
Polyunsaturated 1.82 g
2 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
(1%) 7 μg
(1%) 62 μg
271 μg
Thiamine (B1) (6%) 0.067 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (11%) 0.13 mg
Niacin (B3) (12%) 1.738 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(28%) 1.389 mg
Vitamin B6 (20%) 0.257 mg
Folate (B9) (20%) 81 μg
Vitamin C (12%) 10 mg
Vitamin E (14%) 2.07 mg
Vitamin K (20%) 21 μg
Calcium (1%) 12 mg
Iron (4%) 0.55 mg
Magnesium (8%) 29 mg
Manganese (7%) 0.142 mg
Phosphorus (7%) 52 mg
Potassium (10%) 485 mg
Sodium (0%) 7 mg
Zinc (7%) 0.64 mg
Other constituents
Water 73.23 g
Fluoride 7 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see, avocados contain a lot of water content, quite a lot of phosphorus and fat, a hint of calcium, and a lot of acidic content.

This means that avocados are not good for gerbils to eat. They have too much acid, water, and fat content for them to handle.

If they eat a small piece of avocado, they should be fine but it shouldn’t be fed to them purposely.

A food to avoid.