Sweet potatoes are edible tropical tubers that have a pinkish orange, slightly sweet flesh. They are popular in many different countries around the world especially in the Caribbean where they are very much part of the traditional cuisine there. They are mostly baked, fried or boiled depending on the particular dish they are being cooked for.
So can gerbils eat sweet potatoes?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, their water, acidic, fat, calcium, sugar, phosphorus, and salt content is of most interest as far as gerbils are concerned.
As you can see sweet potatoes contain quite a lot of phosphorus, a little calcium and sugar, but a huge amount of acidic content.
This means they can’t unfortunately. They are toxic for gerbils to eat, as they just contain too much acidic content for them to handle. They cannot handle acids in their bodies like we can and sweet potato will make them sick