Sleeping Hummingbird `Snores`

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago Misc

And yes, it"s 1000 times cuter than you could ever imagine.
There are 36 comments:
Female 4,349
I agree with theshgn2. I think it`s freaking out/ dying. I`m sure birds dont snore....
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Male 2,424
Weakened... by.... cuteness.... cannot.....press.....stop........
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Male 700
@Angilion you don`t need a sealed container to create a vacuum..
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Male 626
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.
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Male 12,365
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.

[quote]Can you hear the hum of the vacuum pump?[/quote]

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?
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Female 311
D`AWWWWW!
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Male 25,416
Uber awesome!
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Male 181
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.
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Male 36,590
It WAS cuter than I imagined! thx!
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Male 17,512
Ooops, Sorry DixxyRarr, didn`t see your post there.
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Male 17,512
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.
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Male 6,737
That is amazing!
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Male 29
dubsteps are getting worse and worse
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Female 2,674
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.
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Male 49
I`ve never seen someone who owned a pet hummingbird. How funny.

It is actually illegal to hold a hummingbird in captivity
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Male 14,775
"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?
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Female 185
@Omphaloskept: Dude, wow. Way to ruin the moment man. ;_;
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Female 836
Wow, a hummingbird snore. Sounds like the ingredient to a magic potion.
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Male 51
@Omphaloskept
noooooo why did u have to say that.... :(
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Male 6,227
Oh, Kitteh. You exaggerate. That was only 450 times cuter than I imagined. :)
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Female 3,562
I was smiling because it`s so cute, now I`m crying because of omphaloskept. Thanks a lot.
I`m sure it`s fine.
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Male 3,310
Do not, DO NOT, wake that thing without proper protective gear!
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Male 181
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.
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Male 1,595
Must...Send... to family...
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Male 2,422
Dawww, how adorable.
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Male 17,512
That is incredibly cute.
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Male 168
Seems like sleep apnea. He should get that checked out
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Male 1,237
awwww
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Female 455
According to the uploader, the noise is a generator attached to a machine measuring the amount of oxygen the hummingbird uses.
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Male 1,754
I`ve never seen someone who owned a pet hummingbird. How funny.
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Male 37,916

How does it sleep through that horrid buzzing noise!

P.S. Yes it`s adorable.
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Male 4,793
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!
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Male 365
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.
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Male 412
I never really thought of a sleeping hummingbird. I mean... I suppose they must, but I never really thought of it.
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Male 248
Would have been cute if it weren`t for the BZZZZZZZZZZZ
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Female 8,044
Link: Sleeping Hummingbird `Snores` [Rate Link] - And yes, it`s 1000 times cuter than you could ever imagine.
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