can gerbils eat plums

Can Gerbils Eat Plums?

Plums are a popular fruit eaten around the world in many different countries, cultures and civilizations.

They have a taste that ranges from tart to sweet with a skin that is particularly tart.

It has a juiciness and can be eaten fresh or put to use in other culinary situations such as in jams or other recipes.

So can gerbils eat plums?

We take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 192 kJ (46 kcal)
Carbohydrates
11.42 g
Sugars 9.92 g
Dietary fiber 1.4 g
Fat
0.28 g
Protein
0.7 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(2%) 17 μg
(2%) 190 μg
73 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.028 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.026 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.417 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(3%) 0.135 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.029 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 5 μg
Vitamin C (11%) 9.5 mg
Vitamin E (2%) 0.26 mg
Vitamin K (6%) 6.4 μg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 6 mg
Iron (1%) 0.17 mg
Magnesium (2%) 7 mg
Manganese (2%) 0.052 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 16 mg
Potassium (3%) 157 mg
Sodium (0%) 0 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.1 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 2 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see plums contain a hint of phosphorus, calcium, a little acidic content, a hint of fat, but a lot of sugar content.

This means that they can eat them but only very occasionally, one or two pieces at a time. They are not the best food for them to eat though due to the amount of sugar they contain.