Cherries are small, soft round stone fruit that are typically bright or dark red in color.
They come from the tree that bears the same name and are native to the northern hemisphere.
They are either eaten raw as a fruit or used widely in cooking particularly as a flavoring.
So can gerbils eat cherries?
Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.
In particular we are interested in their water, acidic, calcium, sugar, fat, phosphorus, and salt content as it affects gerbils the most.
As you can see cherries contain a hint of phosphorus, are quite acidic, have a hint of fat.
This means that gerbils can eat cherries, but not every day due to their sweetness. One cherry once or twice a week should suffice for them. Too many will upset their stomach.
Make sure the stone and stem are stripped away though as they will choke them. So do cut it up before hand before feeding to them.