Post by sherrylynne on Jan 21, 2011 10:57:17 GMT -5
Just googled "coconut oil and ferrets". Turns out Wysong's puts it in their archetypal 2, so I can't see it being toxic. Don't know it will do them a lot of good, but the herring oil would be fine. The hemp seed oil, not a clue, sorry.
Unfortunately, your fuzz cannot process most of the ingredients. You would be much farther ahead to find yourself a really good marine fish oil and some extra virgin olive oil and use those. Organic is awesome but if the creature cannot process vegetable oils then there is little use in giving it. ciao
Post by weloveourweasels on Jan 23, 2011 2:17:14 GMT -5
I can't see it hurting.. If you can give olive oil which is plant based then I don't see why you could not give coconut or hemp oil. I do know that hemp seed contains 5 times more omega 3 fatty acids then flax seed oil and it also has more EFA's then any fish and most fish oil supplements.
"With 78% essential fats hemp oil greatly exceeds soy oil at 40%, canola oil at 30%, olive oil at 10% and other oils. Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fats may reduce cholesterol, blood pressure, coronary heart disease and stroke. The 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 EFA's in hemp oil is thought to be the best in nature for promoting cellular health. Hemp oil contains more "Omega 3" EFA components (19%) than are found in any fish and in most fish-oil supplements. "
I personally have never tried either hemp or coconut oil for my ferrets nor have I ever heard of anyone using it for theirs. However considering I DO give mine olive oil I figure if I ever get a chance to buy some hemp oil I will give it a try since they are both plant based products.