Broccoli is a cultivated variety of cabbage which has heads of purplish flowers buds. It is eaten as a vegetable and is seen as a symbol of health and vitality.
The word broccoli comes from the Italian plural ‘broccolo’ which means the flowering crest of a cabbage.
So can gerbils eat broccoli?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, their acidic, water, calcium, sugar, salt, phosphorus and fat content is of most importance as far as gerbils are concerned.
As you can see broccoli contains a lot of water content, quite a bit of phosphorus, calcium and acidic content.
This means that they can eat it. But only in small amounts in moderation. So once a week at the most.
This is because as a vegetable, it contains quite a lot of water not to mention acidic content, which is not good for gerbils and too much will give them diarrhea.
But small amounts, small enough to hold in their paws and one or two chunks.