can gerbils eat celery

Can Gerbils Eat Celery?

Celery is a cultivated plant that comes from the parsley family. It is a plant that has closely packed succulent leaf stalks and is used as a salad or a cooked vegetable in many different culinary dishes around the world.

It’s leaves are strongly flavored as not used as often as the stalk mainly acting as flavoring to soups and stews or as a dried herb.

So can gerbils eat celery?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 12 kcal (50 kJ)
Carbohydrates
2.97 g (including fibre)
Sugars 1.4 g
Dietary fiber 1.83 g
Fat 0.17 g
Protein 0.69g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv. (3%) 22 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.021 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (5%) 0.057 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.32 mg
Vitamin B6 (6%) 0.074 mg
Folate (B9) (9%) 36 μg
Vitamin C (4%) 3.1 mg
Vitamin E (2%) 0.27 mg
Vitamin K (28%) 29.3 μg
Minerals
Calcium (4%) 40 mg
Iron (2%) 0.2 mg
Magnesium (3%) 11 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 24 mg
Potassium (6%) 260 mg
Sodium (5%) 80 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.13 mg
Other constituents
Water 95 g

Source wikipedia

As you can see celery contains a little phosphorus, calcium, a hint of sugar and quite a bit of acidic content. But it does contain a huge amount of water content.

This means that unfortunately celery it is not a good food for them to eat as it has a lot of water content in it and they could get the runs if the eat it. A food to avoid.