can gerbils eat cilantro

Can Gerbils Eat Cilantro?

Cilantro is otherwise known as coriander, and is a herb that is used extensively in culinary dishes around the world.

It is native to regions spanning from southern Europe and northern Africa to southwestern Asia.

All parts of the plant are edible to humans but the fresh leaves and dried seeds are used the most in cooking.

So can gerbils eat cilantro?

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

In particular we are interested in their acidic, water, sugar, calcium, phosphorus, calcium, salt and fat content as they affect gerbils the most.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 95 kJ (23 kcal)
Carbohydrates
3.67 g
Sugars 0.87
Dietary fiber 2.8 g
Fat
0.52 g
Protein
2.13 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(42%) 337 μg
(36%) 3930 μg
865 μg
Thiamine (B1) (6%) 0.067 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (14%) 0.162 mg
Niacin (B3) (7%) 1.114 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(11%) 0.57 mg
Vitamin B6 (11%) 0.149 mg
Folate (B9) (16%) 62 μg
Vitamin C (33%) 27 mg
Vitamin E (17%) 2.5 mg
Vitamin K (295%) 310 μg
Minerals
Calcium (7%) 67 mg
Iron (14%) 1.77 mg
Magnesium (7%) 26 mg
Manganese (20%) 0.426 mg
Phosphorus (7%) 48 mg
Potassium (11%) 521 mg
Sodium (3%) 46 mg
Zinc (5%) 0.5 mg
Other constituents
Water 92.21 g

source wikipedia

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

This means that unfortunately, they can’t eat cilantro. it’s not a food that they can eat regularly because it does have a high water and acidic content.

If they have a nibble at it they will be fine but it isn’t a food to be fed purposely to them.