can gerbils eat green peppers

Can Gerbils Eat Green Bell Peppers?

Bell peppers are a cultivar group of the species capsicum annum. This species produces fruit of different colors such as orange, yellow, red, green, white/vanilla, and purple. The colors show the bell pepper at different stages of maturity. Green bell peppers show the species at its earliest phase.

So can gerbils eat green bell peppers?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 84 kJ (20 kcal)
Carbohydrates
4.64 g
Sugars 2.4 g
Dietary fiber 1.8 g
Fat
0.17 g
Protein
0.86 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(2%) 18 μg
(2%) 208 μg
341 μg
Thiamine (B1) (5%) 0.057 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.028 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.48 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(2%) 0.099 mg
Vitamin B6 (17%) 0.224 mg
Folate (B9) (3%) 10 μg
Vitamin C (97%) 80.4 mg
Vitamin E (2%) 0.37 mg
Vitamin K (7%) 7.4 μg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 10 mg
Iron (3%) 0.34 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (6%) 0.122 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 20 mg
Potassium (4%) 175 mg
Sodium (0%) 3 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.13 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 2 µgbsp;

source wikipedia

As you can see green peppers contain a hint of phosphorus, calcium and fat. But they do contain a quite a bit of sugar and acidic content.

Yes they can in small amounts, about twice a week should suffice. This is because green bell peppers are quite sweet and even though they have good nutritional content, too much can be a bad thing. Make sure the pieces are small enough to hold in their paws.