Prunes are a dried plum mostly European plums or round plums. Most dried prunes are free stone cultivars where the pit is easy to remove.
They are eaten often as a snack food in many different countries.
So can gerbils eat prunes at all?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, their acidic, water, fat, calcium, sugar, salt, and phosphorus is of most interest as far as gerbils are concerned.
As you can see, prunes contain quite a lot of phosphorus and acidic content, a hint of salt and fat, a little calcium, but a lot of sugar.
This means that prunes are not a good food for gerbils to eat. They are very sweet and so are not a good food for them to eat.
The odd one won’t hurt them, but they shouldn’t be a regular or occasional food for gerbils.