can gerbils eat pineapple

Can Gerbils Eat Pineapple?

Pineapples are a fruit that is grown in many countries in Asia and other tropical climates.

It is grown commercially for the flesh and juice which are used in many different culinary dishes around the world. In many tropical countries, pineapple is prepared, and sold on roadsides as a snack. It is sold whole, or in halves with a stick inserted. Chunks of pineapple are used in desserts such as fruit salad, as well as in some savory dishes, including pizza toppings.

So can gerbils eat pineapple?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

Energy 209 kJ (50 kcal)
13.12 g
Sugars 9.85 g
Dietary fiber 1.4 g
0.12 g
0.54 g
Thiamine (B1) (7%) 0.079 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.032 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.5 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(4%) 0.213 mg
Vitamin B6 (9%) 0.112 mg
Folate (B9) (5%) 18 μg
Choline (1%) 5.5 mg
Vitamin C (58%) 47.8 mg
Calcium (1%) 13 mg
Iron (2%) 0.29 mg
Magnesium (3%) 12 mg
Manganese (44%) 0.927 mg
Phosphorus (1%) 8 mg
Potassium (2%) 109 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.12 mg
Water 87%

source wikipedia

As you can see pineapple contains a hint of calcium, phosphorus, sodium, quite a lot of acidic content, and sugar. However it is very high in water content.

This means that it is not a good food for gerbils to eat. It is too high in water content as well as acids for gerbils to eat and will make them sick if they eat it.

A food to avoid as far as gerbils are concerned.