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

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  • 5 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.

  • Anonymous
    5 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.

  • drip
    Lv 7
    5 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

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    5 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
    5 months ago

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

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

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

  • Fuhr
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

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

    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

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

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