can gerbils eat peaches

Can Gerbils Eat Peaches?

Peaches are very popular fruit that is eaten around the world. It is the fruit of the tree of the same name and is used in many different culinary dishes around the world as well as eaten as a fruit in its own right.

So can gerbils eat peaches?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 165 kJ (39 kcal)
Carbohydrates
9.54 g
Sugars 8.39 g
Dietary fiber 1.5 g
Fat
0.25 g
Protein
0.91 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
(2%) 16 μg
(2%) 162 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.024 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.031 mg
Niacin (B3) (5%) 0.806 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(3%) 0.153 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.025 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 4 μg
Choline (1%) 6.1 mg
Vitamin C (8%) 6.6 mg
Vitamin E (5%) 0.73 mg
Vitamin K (2%) 2.6 μg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 6 mg
Iron (2%) 0.25 mg
Magnesium (3%) 9 mg
Manganese (3%) 0.061 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 20 mg
Potassium (4%) 190 mg
Sodium (0%) 0 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.17 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 4 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see peaches contain a hint of phosphorus, calcium, and quite a bit of acidic content but quite a bit of sugar.

This means that they can eat peaches in small amounts. They are quite acidic and sweet so not too much is the key.

They cannot handle large amounts of acids in foods as their bodies just cannot process acids like we can. This is why a couple of pieces of peach is sufficient for them. Just big enough that they can hold comfortable in their paws. If they have any more than that, it may cause them problems. Take care though as they will eat as much as you give them.

Just strip away the stone and stem before feeding. They can also eat the skin.