can gerbils eat grapefruit

Can Gerbils Eat Grapefruit?

Grapefruits are a fruit from the subtropical citrus tree of the same name. It is known for its sour to semi-sweet flavor.

It is eaten all around the world in many different countries, civilizations and cultures and is used in many different culinary situations.

So can gerbils eat grapefruit at all?

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

In particular their acidic, fat, sugar, phosphorus, salt, water, and calcium content is of most interest as far as gerbils are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 138 kJ (33 kcal)
Carbohydrates
8.41 g
Sugars 7.31 g
Dietary fiber 1.1 g
Fat
0.10 g
Protein
0.69 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (3%) 0.037 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.020 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.269 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(6%) 0.283 mg
Vitamin B6 (3%) 0.043 mg
Folate (B9) (3%) 10 μg
Choline (2%) 7.7 mg
Vitamin C (40%) 33.3 mg
Vitamin E (1%) 0.13 mg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 12 mg
Iron (0%) 0.06 mg
Magnesium (3%) 9 mg
Manganese (1%) 0.013 mg
Phosphorus (1%) 8 mg
Potassium (3%) 148 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.07 mg
Other constituents
Water 90.48 g

source wikipedia

As you can see, grapefruit contains a hint of phosphorus and fat, quite a bit of acidic content and sugar, and a lot of water.

This means that gerbils cannot eat grapefruit at all. It is to full of water for them to eat and they cannot take foods that hold this much.

A food to avoid feeding them.