As you can probably imagine cat food is manufactured food that is meant to be eaten by cats.
Cats have a very specific diet and cat food is meant to fulfill their dietary needs. It provides their bodies with particular nutrients they need.
Many vitamins and amino acids are important for cats to eat and therefore they can easily get it by eating cat food.
Cat food varies from nuggets to canned meats and biscuits.
So can gerbils eat cat food at all?
No, they cannot eat cat food as a gerbils dietary needs are different than that of a cat.
Gerbils have different nutritional requirements and therefore should not try to or be feed cat food.