can gerbils eat grapes

Can Gerbils Eat Grapes?

Grapes are berries which are typically green, red, purple, or black and grow in clusters on a grapevine. They are eaten as a fruit and are also used to make wine, jam, juice, jelly, grape seed extract, raisins, vinegar, and grape seed oil.

They are a great favorite throughout the world as a snack and a flavoring and are often used in many different ways.

So can gerbils eat grapes at all?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 288 kJ (69 kcal)
Carbohydrates
18.1 g
Sugars 15.48 g
Dietary fiber 0.9 g
Fat
0.16 g
Protein
0.72 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (6%) 0.069 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (6%) 0.07 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.188 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(1%) 0.05 mg
Vitamin B6 (7%) 0.086 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 2 μg
Choline (1%) 5.6 mg
Vitamin C (4%) 3.2 mg
Vitamin E (1%) 0.19 mg
Vitamin K (14%) 14.6 μg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 10 mg
Iron (3%) 0.36 mg
Magnesium (2%) 7 mg
Manganese (3%) 0.071 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 20 mg
Potassium (4%) 191 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.07 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 7.8 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see grapes contain a lot of sugar and acidic content plus a little phosphorus.

This means that yes they can eat grapes, they just cant eat them all of the time as they are are quite acidic and sweet. One or two, twice a week at the most, will suffice as any more than that would potentially hurt their stomachs.