can gerbils eat brussel sprouts

Can Gerbils Eat Brussel Sprouts?

Brussel sprouts are a popular vegetable that is eaten in many different countries. It is eaten most popularly as an accompaniment vegetable to meat.

It is usually prepared by cutting the buds ooff the stalk and any surplus stem, stripping away any surface leaves. Once it is cut and cleaned it is typically cooked by roasting, grilling, stir frying, steaming or boiling.

So can gerbils eat brussel sprouts at all?

Let’s take a look here and find out more.

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 179 kJ (43 kcal)
Carbohydrates 8.95 g
Sugars 2.2 g
Dietary fibre 3.8 g
Fat 0.3 g
Protein 3.38 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(5%) 38 μg
(4%) 450 μg
1590 μg
Thiamine (B1) (12%) 0.139 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (8%) 0.09 mg
Niacin (B3) (5%) 0.745 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(6%) 0.309 mg
Vitamin B6 (17%) 0.219 mg
Folate (B9) (15%) 61 μg
Choline (4%) 19.1 mg
Vitamin C (102%) 85 mg
Vitamin E (6%) 0.88 mg
Vitamin K (169%) 177 μg
Minerals
Calcium (4%) 42 mg
Iron (11%) 1.4 mg
Magnesium (6%) 23 mg
Manganese (16%) 0.337 mg
Phosphorus (10%) 69 mg
Potassium (8%) 389 mg
Sodium (2%) 25 mg
Zinc (4%) 0.42 mg
Other constituents
Water 86 g

source wikipedia

As you can see brussel sprouts contain a huge amount of water content, a lot of phosphorus and acidic content, a little calcium and sugar and a hint of fat.

This means that unfortunately, they can’t be eaten by gerbils. They contain far too much water and acidic content for gerbils to be able to handle and will make them sick.

A food to avoid as far as gerbils are concerned.