Can Gerbils Eat Red Cabbage?

Can Gerbils Eat Red Cabbage?

Red cabbage is also known as: blue kraut, purple cabbage and red kraut. If often grows in China, the Americas, South East Asia and Europe.

This vegetable is often put on salads and used in a variety of dishes around the world.

Chefs like to use this veggie as it is quite versatile food and can be put in many different types of dishes.

So can gerbils eat red cabbage?

Let’s first take a look at all the nutritional facts to find out if this veggie is safe for gerbils to eat.

In particular we should be looking at the fat, salt, water, acidic content, calcium, and phosphorus content.

Red cabbage, raw
Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 31
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 27 mg 1%
Potassium 243 mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
Dietary fiber 2.1 g 8%
Sugar 3.8 g
Protein 1.4 g 2%
Vitamin A 22%
Vitamin C 95%
Calcium 4%
Iron 4%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 10%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 4% water 92%


As you can see from the nutritional facts above this veggie contains a lot of water and would most likely give gerbils diarrhea.

It also has a hint of salt and little calcium and sugar.

Therefore No a gerbil should not eat this food as it will cause them to have upset stomachs.

It’s best to avoid red cabbage when it comes to your gerbil.