I can smash the bones too but should I just forget about hand feeding and let him do his own thing now. I do see him eat off the bone at least once a day. The problem is I don't know how much meat he is getting.
I just thought that if it was vegan it would be from a plant and the ferrets couldn't digest it properly like they could with a meat product. Oh and my fish oil has rosemary extract in it is it OK to use or should i just keep it for the dog.
I did some searching about the taurine thing. Looks like taurine is not really present in plants (I guess that's why vegans/vegs need to supplement it). It is found in some algae, fungi, and bacteria. Nevertheless, its likely that the taurine is synthesized in a lab and that's why its vegan
Oh, and I'd not give the fish oil with rosemary to the ferts. I'm not sure what effect it can have on them,
"Avoid foods with artificial preservatives such as BHA/BHT or ethoxyquin. Highquality foods use natural preservatives such as mixed tocopherols, vitamin C sources such as ascorbic acid, rosemary extract, and other herbs or antioxidants."
That is from a PDF about dogs, but I would apply the same thinking to ferrets.
I'm thinking it won't hurt, but next time can you get a plain oil? Just to be safe. It makes me a bit nervous, and I'm not sure if I'd use it myself, but I can't find any evidence that it would be dangerous. There's no much info that isn't know about what's safe and not safe in these guys.
When Veterinarians reported that Premium Edge caused neurological problems in cats, testing found that one batch lacked Vitamin B1(thiamine) but the real culprit in cat and dog foods may be rosemary extract, a natural neurotoxin. Adverse reactions, including seizures, can show up soon after ingestion but symptoms may also be delayed which complicates accurate diagnosis
So I think I would just not give it to the ferrets (and maybe not the dog either )