can gerbils eat hazelnuts

Can Gerbils Eat Hazelnuts?

Hazelnuts are the nut of the Hazel tree and are a popular snack food that is eaten around the world. They are eaten in all kinds of culinary dishes and desserts as well.

So can gerbils eat hazelnuts?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g
Energy 2,629 kJ (628 kcal)
Sugars 4.34g
Dietary fiber 9.7g
Fat 60.75g
Protein 14.95g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
(0%) 1 μg
(0%) 11 μg
92 μg
Thiamine (B1) (56%) 0.643 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (9%) 0.113 mg
Niacin (B3) (12%) 1.8 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(18%) 0.918 mg
Vitamin B6 (43%) 0.563 mg
Folate (B9) (28%) 113 μg
Vitamin C (8%) 6.3 mg
Vitamin E (100%) 15.03 mg
Vitamin K (14%) 14.2 μg
Calcium (11%) 114 mg
Iron (36%) 4.7 mg
Magnesium (46%) 163 mg
Manganese (294%) 6.175 mg
Phosphorus (41%) 290 mg
Potassium (14%) 680 mg
Sodium (0%) 0 mg
Zinc (26%) 2.45 mg
Other constituents
Water 5.31g

source wikipedia

As you can see hazelnuts contain a lot of phosphorus, calcium, acidic content, and fat, plus a little water.

This makes them a particularly bad food for gerbils to eat because of this.

I know a lot of gerbil owners feed nuts to their gerbils, but they aren’t good for gerbils at all unfortunately.

If they are going to eat one or two, just very occasionally would okay.