can gerbils eat mango

Can Gerbils Eat Mango?

Mango is a an oval tropical fruit that is yellow-red in its color and is fleshy uderits skin. It contains a pit in its centre.

It is a popular fruit known for its refreshing taste and acidic juices.

It is often sold as separately as a fruit or it is processed and sold in cans in its juices.

It’s juices are also sold separately as a fruit drink in cartons.

So can gerbils eat mango?

Let’ts take a look at their nutritional data and find out more. In particular, their acidic, water, calcium, sugar, fat, and phosphorus content is of particular interest as far as gerbils are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 250 kJ (60 kcal)
Carbohydrates
15 g
Sugars 13.7
Dietary fiber 1.6 g
Fat
0.38 g
Protein
0.82 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(7%) 54 μg
(6%) 640 μg
23 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.028 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.038 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.669 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(4%) 0.197 mg
Vitamin B6 (9%) 0.119 mg
Folate (B9) (11%) 43 μg
Choline (2%) 7.6 mg
Vitamin C (44%) 36.4 mg
Vitamin E (6%) 0.9 mg
Vitamin K (4%) 4.2 μg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 11 mg
Iron (1%) 0.16 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (3%) 0.063 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 14 mg
Potassium (4%) 168 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
Zinc (1%)

source wikipedia

As you can see, mango contains a hint of phosphorus, calcium, quite a bit of acidic content and is quite sweet.

This means that mango is fine for gerbils to eat as long as it is one or two small pieces on an occasional basis. This is because of its acid and sugar content. Anything more than that and they may get sick.

Just strip away the mango core and feed the flesh to them.