can gerbils eat green beans

Can Gerbils Eat Green Beans?

Green beans are also known as snap beans or string beans and are a cultivar of the northeastern and western united states. They are unripe fruit and protective pods of the common bean.

So can gerbils eat green beans?

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

In particular, we are interested in their acidic, water, fat, calcium, sugar, phosphorus, and salt content as far as gerbils are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 131 kJ (31 kcal)
6.97 g
Dietary fiber 2.7 g
0.22 g
1.83 g
Vitamin A equiv. (4%) 35 μg
Thiamine (B1) (7%) 0.082 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (9%) 0.104 mg
Niacin (B3) (5%) 0.734 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(5%) 0.225 mg
Vitamin B6 (11%) 0.141 mg
Folate (B9) (8%) 33 μg
Vitamin C (15%) 12.2 mg
Vitamin K (14%) 14.4 μg
Calcium (4%) 37 mg
Iron (8%) 1.03 mg
Magnesium (7%) 25 mg
Manganese (10%) 0.216 mg
Phosphorus (5%) 38 mg
Potassium (4%) 211 mg
Zinc (3%) 0.24 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 19 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see, green beans contain quite a bit of phosphorus, a little calcium, quite a bit of acidic content, and a hint of fat.

This means that yes they can eat green beans. Just don’t give them too many at any one time, a few raw greens week at the most. This is because they are quite acidic in their content and so too much is not good for gerbils.

One or two a week which are chopped up into manageable pieces that they can hold in their paws should be sufficient.