can gerbils eat bananas

Can Gerbils Eat Bananas?

Bananas a long curved fruit that grow in clusters. They have a soft pulpy flesh and a yellow skin when they are ripe. Botanically they are not seen as a fruit, but are actually a berry. They are occasionally called plantains in some countries.

They eaten widely around the world and are a big favorite with many different cultures.

So can gerbils eat bananas?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional values and find out more. In particular, their acidic, water, calcium, phosphorus, sugar, salt, and fat content is of particular interest as far as gerbils are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 371 kJ (89 kcal)
Carbohydrates
22.84 g
Sugars 12.23 g
Dietary fiber 2.6 g
Fat
0.33 g
Protein
1.09 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (3%) 0.031 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (6%) 0.073 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.665 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(7%) 0.334 mg
Vitamin B6 (31%) 0.4 mg
Folate (B9) (5%) 20 μg
Choline (2%) 9.8 mg
Vitamin C (10%) 8.7 mg
Minerals
Iron (2%) 0.26 mg
Magnesium (8%) 27 mg
Manganese (13%) 0.27 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 22 mg
Potassium (8%) 358 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.15 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 2.2 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see, bananas contain a hint of phosphorus, quite a bit of acidic content but a lot of sugar.

This means that they can eat banana but because of their sugar content, don’t give them a lot. A recommended amount is a small piece very occasionally. The piece should be small enough that they can hold it in their paws.