The donut is a small fried cake of sweetened dough that is usually in the shape of a ring or a ball. They are popular in many countries and are prepared in different forms an varieties as a dessert or a snack. They are often made homemade but are also sold in bakeries, food stalls, supermarkets, and other specialty outlets. They often have different toppings or flavorings such as chocolate, sugar, or maple glazing which enhances its taste and attractiveness.
So can gerbils eat donuts?
Unfortunately they can’t. They have far too much sugar content for gerbils to handle.
So they are a food to avoid giving them.