can gerbils eat lychees

Can Gerbils Eat Lychees?

Lychees are a popular fruit that come from China. They are eaten in many different ways and as a snack food all across the world.

Can gerbils eat lychees at all?

We take a look here and find out more.

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 276 kJ (66 kcal)
Carbohydrates
16.53 g
Sugars 15.23 g
Dietary fiber 1.3 g
Fat
0.44 g
Protein
0.83 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (1%) 0.011 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (5%) 0.065 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.603 mg
Vitamin B6 (8%) 0.1 mg
Folate (B9) (4%) 14 μg
Vitamin C (86%) 71.5 mg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 5 mg
Iron (1%) 0.13 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (3%) 0.055 mg
Phosphorus (4%) 31 mg
Potassium (4%) 171 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.07 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, lychees contain a little phosphorus, a hint of calcium, they are quite acidic, and very sweet.

This means that they can eat it but only on an occasional basis due to the amount of sugar that they contain. Just one or two small pieces that they can hold in their paws will suffice for them. Nothing more than that due to the amount of sugar they contain.