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36 Responses to Sleeping Hummingbird `Snores`

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    February 24, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    Link: Sleeping Hummingbird `Snores` - And yes, it`s 1000 times cuter than you could ever imagine.
  2. Profile photo of Sathon
    Sathon Male 18-29
    248 posts
    February 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm
    Would have been cute if it weren`t for the BZZZZZZZZZZZ
  3. Profile photo of simbha
    simbha Male 30-39
    412 posts
    February 24, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    I never really thought of a sleeping hummingbird. I mean... I suppose they must, but I never really thought of it.
  4. Profile photo of nayrbarr
    nayrbarr Male 18-29
    365 posts
    February 24, 2012 at 4:22 pm
    Ouch! As cute as it is, that`s the most annoying sound I`ve heard all year. That was painful, even with my volume right down.
  5. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4793 posts
    February 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm
    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!
  6. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    How does it sleep through that horrid buzzing noise!

    P.S. Yes it`s adorable.
  7. Profile photo of swoop408
    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1754 posts
    February 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm
    I`ve never seen someone who owned a pet hummingbird. How funny.
  8. Profile photo of WolfStar
    WolfStar Female 18-29
    455 posts
    February 24, 2012 at 4:50 pm
    According to the uploader, the noise is a generator attached to a machine measuring the amount of oxygen the hummingbird uses.
  9. Profile photo of Jowsh
    Jowsh Male 18-29
    1237 posts
    February 24, 2012 at 5:03 pm
    awwww
  10. Profile photo of slipwax
    slipwax Male 18-29
    168 posts
    February 24, 2012 at 5:06 pm
    Seems like sleep apnea. He should get that checked out
  11. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17512 posts
    February 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    That is incredibly cute.
  12. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm
    Dawww, how adorable.
  13. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2012 at 5:58 pm
    Must...Send... to family...
  14. Profile photo of Omphaloskept
    Omphaloskept Male 40-49
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    February 24, 2012 at 6:35 pm
    Its tongue is out, it`s not bothered by the light or noise, its feathers are completely puffed, and its breath is slowing -- that bird is dying, not snoring.
  15. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
    3297 posts
    February 24, 2012 at 7:07 pm
    Do not, DO NOT, wake that thing without proper protective gear!
  16. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3563 posts
    February 24, 2012 at 7:10 pm
    I was smiling because it`s so cute, now I`m crying because of omphaloskept. Thanks a lot.
    I`m sure it`s fine.
  17. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6227 posts
    February 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    Oh, Kitteh. You exaggerate. That was only 450 times cuter than I imagined. :)
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    sniper11290 Male 18-29
    51 posts
    February 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm
    @Omphaloskept
    noooooo why did u have to say that.... :(
  19. Profile photo of thubanstar
    thubanstar Female 50-59
    832 posts
    February 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm
    Wow, a hummingbird snore. Sounds like the ingredient to a magic potion.
  20. Profile photo of Skittzo
    Skittzo Female 18-29
    185 posts
    February 24, 2012 at 9:01 pm
    @Omphaloskept: Dude, wow. Way to ruin the moment man. ;_;
  21. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
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    February 24, 2012 at 10:41 pm
    "Its tongue is out, it`s not bothered by the light or noise, its feathers are completely puffed, and its breath is slowing -- that bird is dying, not snoring."

    Can you hear the hum of the vacuum pump?
  22. Profile photo of StompinRound
    StompinRound Male 30-39
    49 posts
    February 24, 2012 at 11:29 pm
    I`ve never seen someone who owned a pet hummingbird. How funny.

    It is actually illegal to hold a hummingbird in captivity
  23. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    February 24, 2012 at 11:51 pm
    Omphaloskept: NEVER FEAR! When hummingbirds sleep, they go into torpor, a hibernation-like state where they aren`t bothered by light or noise, and their heart rate drops very low, meaning slow breaths and they need extra heat with puffed feathers.

    TL;DR: He`s not dying. Enjoy the cuteness.
  24. Profile photo of longlive289s
    longlive289s Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2012 at 1:17 am
    dubsteps are getting worse and worse
  25. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2012 at 1:36 am
    That is amazing!
  26. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 25, 2012 at 2:16 am
    Omphaloskept: After doing a few minutes research the hummingbird wasn`t dying. Birds often puff up their feathers to keep warm and when hummingbirds go to sleep their breathing slows down naturally, just like our breathing does.
  27. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17512 posts
    February 25, 2012 at 2:17 am
    Ooops, Sorry DixxyRarr, didn`t see your post there.
  28. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 25, 2012 at 9:38 am
    It WAS cuter than I imagined! thx!
  29. Profile photo of Omphaloskept
    Omphaloskept Male 40-49
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    February 25, 2012 at 11:32 am
    Hmm. This is interesting to me. I`ve done some research of my own now, and let me just say that while I have had some experience with sick birds, I`m certainly not qualified to diagnose this bird -- so I hope I`m wrong! I`ve read up on hummingbird torpor, and that explains why it would ignore the noise/light. Fine. And birds, being warm-blooded (in spite of what eHow.com says--idiots!), do puff up to keep warm (like when they`re dying). But torpor would exclude snoring (or whistling), right? Also, every photo I can find of a `hibernating` hummingbird has them hanging upside down...

    Anyway, not trying to be a buzzkill -- but I`m still not completely convinced that bird`s sugar-rush days aren`t over.
  30. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    Uber awesome!
  31. Profile photo of CCMA_19
    CCMA_19 Female 18-29
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    February 25, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    D`AWWWWW!
  32. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 25, 2012 at 5:39 pm
    I think it`s worth mentioning that the noise of the generator in the background probably isn`t very loud at all, probably quieter than a hummingbird`s natural environment. Crank the gain up loud enough to record the tiny noises from a hummingbird and anything sounds loud.

    Can you hear the hum of the vacuum pump?

    It`s a device to measure oxygen uptake, powered by the small generator you can hear. Besides, how could you create a vacuum in an open container?
  33. Profile photo of TheShgn2
    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
    626 posts
    February 25, 2012 at 9:24 pm
    This reminds me of a dying parrot I once saw at PetSmart. I`m no ornithologist, but I thin the way it`s puffed up and not reacting to the noise and light around it probably means it`s dying.

    As a side note, never buy small animals from PetSmart, they`re all horrible diseased and watching a tiny animal that`s been locked in a tiny cage it`s entire life die without a owner is horrible.
  34. Profile photo of avail9988
    avail9988 Male 18-29
    700 posts
    February 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm
    @Angilion you don`t need a sealed container to create a vacuum..
  35. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    February 26, 2012 at 12:47 am
    Weakened... by.... cuteness.... cannot.....press.....stop........
  36. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    February 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm
    I agree with theshgn2. I think it`s freaking out/ dying. I`m sure birds dont snore....

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