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Normal for hummers to only stay at feeder for few Seconds?

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  • 10 months ago

    Humming birds have a very high metabolism and are in constant motion, never resting anywhere, whether their wings are flapping or not. I have only seen a few humming birds who actually sat on a branch to rest as they are constantly flitting about. They are tiny birds, so they need only small amounts of food at once, but they use a lot of energy flapping their wings, so they frequently stop for just a few seconds to fuel up.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Make the water sweeter and they might stay longer. Add RED BULL and watch them fly sideways and go nuts.

    Always experimenting...with beer they are looking for a couch and TV...and a game with the cat.

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  • drip
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    We have a feeder right outside our window. That is the norm with them. Our feeder had four holes. They will bop from one to the other. Staying 5 seconds or less at each

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    dont sound like it unless they just werent that hungry, ask the vet about it

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  • John W
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Yeah, about 10 seconds max. Although they will make many trips.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Yes........ that's normal........... LOL

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  • Fuhr
    Lv 6
    10 months ago

    Do you know why hummingbirds hum? They don't know the words to the song.

    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      Wow, that joke is so old it came carved into a slate.

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