can gerbils eat raspberries

Can Gerbils Eat Raspberries?

Raspberries are a perennial of woody stems and are are an important commercial fruit crop, widely grown in all temperate regions of the world.

They are grown for the fresh fruit market and cor processing commercially into individually quick frozen fruit, juice, puree or as dried fruit which is used in a variety of different products.

So can gerbils eat raspberries?

Let’s take a look at its nutritional content to see what it raspberries actually contain.

In particular, their acidic content, water content, calcium, phosphorus, sugar, and fat content is of most interest as far as gerbils are concerned. This is because they are the nutritional elements that can most impact gerbils in the foods that they eat.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 220 kJ (53 kcal)
Carbohydrates
11.94 g
Sugars 4.42 g
Dietary fiber 6.5 g
Fat
0.65 g
Protein 1.2 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (3%) 0.032 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.038 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.598 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(7%) 0.329 mg
Vitamin B6 (4%) 0.055 mg
Folate (B9) (5%) 21 μg
Choline (3%) 12.3 mg
Vitamin C (32%) 26.2 mg
Vitamin E (6%) 0.87 mg
Vitamin K (7%) 7.8 μg
Minerals
Calcium (3%) 25 mg
Iron (5%) 0.69 mg
Magnesium (6%) 22 mg
Manganese (32%) 0.67 mg
Phosphorus (4%) 29 mg
Potassium (3%) 151 mg
Zinc (4%) 0.42 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see raspberries contain a hint of calcium, a little acidic content, a hint of fat, and quite a bit of sugar.

Yes they can but only in small amounts one or two at a time, on an occasional basis as they are quite sweet. They will enjoy them as they will enjoy the sweetness of them, but they aren’t very good for them.

Don’t feed them wild raspberries as they may contain pests or pesticides.