Also known as banana skins in UK English and it is the outer layer of the banana fruit.
In 2011 alone over 145 million tonnes of bananas were produced and consumed by customers all around the world. Bananas are one of the most popular fruits to be eaten across the globe.
Normally after the banana peel is remove it is discarded and hopefully composited.
So can gerbils eat banana peels safely?
Yes, but only in a very small amount and nothing more than that.
It needs to be chopped into very small pieces that is small enough for the gerbil to hold on to with their tiny paws.
No more than one or two pieces should be given to your gerbil as it will upset their stomach otherwise.