Cat food is manufactured food that is meant for consumption by cats. Cats have very specific dietary requirements and need certain nutrients in order to fulfill what their bodies need.
Many nutrients such as vitamins and amino acids are of vital importance to them and are part of these foods. They vary from canned meats to biscuits and nuggets.
So can gerbils eat cat food at all?
Unfortunately they can’t eat it at all because cat food is specifically developed for the nutrition requirements of cats. These are quite different to those of gerbils and so it should be avoided as a food for them.