Clementines are a popular citrus fruit that are eaten most popularly as a snack and as a fruit.
So can gerbils eat clementines at all?
Let’s 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 far as gerbils are concerned as those nutrients affect gerbils the most.
As you can see clementines contain a hint of phosphorus and calcium, quite a bit of acidic content, a lot of sugar but most importantly a huge amount of water content.
This means that they are not a good food for gerbils to eat. They cant handle foods with large amounts of water very well as their bodies cannot deal with the water like ours can. It will give them diarrhea if they eat it.
This makes clementines a food to avoid as far as gerbils are concerned.
If they happen to nibble a segment then they will be fine, but it isn’t a food that should be purposely be fed to them.