can gerbils eat red cabbage

Can Gerbils Eat Red Cabbage?

Red cabbage is also known as purple cabbage, red kraut, or blue kraut. It is often grown in Europe, the Americas, and in China and south east Asia.

It is used widely in many different culinary dishes around the world , often in salads or as an accompaniment to a main meal. It is quite a versatile food and is often cooked in many different ways.

So can gerbils eat red cabbage?

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

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

Red cabbage, raw
Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 31
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 27 mg 1%
Potassium 243 mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
Dietary fiber 2.1 g 8%
Sugar 3.8 g
Protein 1.4 g 2%
Vitamin A 22%
Vitamin C 95%
Calcium 4%
Iron 4%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 10%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 4% water 92%

source google and healthy eating

As you can see, red cabbage contains a little sugar, calcium and a hint of salt. However, it is very high in water content which is not good as far as gerbils are concerned as their bodies cannot handle large amount of water in foods and will give them diarrhea.

This means that it is not a good food for gerbils to eat because of the water content it contains. If they have a little piece of it, they will be fine but it shouldn’t really be fed as a food to them.