Dates are a snack food that have been eaten in the middle east for centuries. They are now eaten around the world. They are eaten out-of-hand, or may be pitted and stuffed with fillings such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, and other fillings.
So can gerbils eat dates at all?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, we are interested in their acidic, water, phosphorus, sugar, salt, calcium and fat content as they affect gerbils the most
As you can see dates contain a lot of phosphorus, acidic content, and their sugar content is extremely high.
This means that they can’t unfortunately. Dates are just too sweet for them to eat and will make them sick if they eat them.
A food to avoid feeding them purposely.