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Sleeping Hummingbird 'Snores'

Hits: 15594 | Rating: (3.5) | Category: Misc. | Added by: kitteh9lives
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emmettyville
Female, 40-49, Australia
 4274 Posts
Sunday, February 26, 2012 8:40:05 PM
I agree with theshgn2. I think it's freaking out/ dying. I'm sure birds dont snore....

RoboPatton
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2429 Posts
Sunday, February 26, 2012 12:47:53 AM
Weakened... by.... cuteness.... cannot.....press.....stop........

avail9988
Male, 18-29, Australia
 678 Posts
Saturday, February 25, 2012 9:46:54 PM
@Angilion you don't need a sealed container to create a vacuum..

TheShgn2
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 631 Posts
Saturday, February 25, 2012 9:24:58 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.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11638 Posts
Saturday, February 25, 2012 5:39:46 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?

CCMA_19
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 313 Posts
Saturday, February 25, 2012 1:20:15 PM
D'AWWWWW!

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24738 Posts
Saturday, February 25, 2012 12:33:28 PM
Uber awesome!

Omphaloskept
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 183 Posts
Saturday, February 25, 2012 11:32:03 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.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26236 Posts
Saturday, February 25, 2012 9:38:48 AM
It WAS cuter than I imagined! thx!

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17298 Posts
Saturday, February 25, 2012 2:17:28 AM
Ooops, Sorry DixxyRarr, didn't see your post there.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17298 Posts
Saturday, February 25, 2012 2:16:37 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.

Buiadh
Male, 30-39, Europe
 6653 Posts
Saturday, February 25, 2012 1:36:05 AM
That is amazing!

longlive289s
Male, 18-29, Western US
 29 Posts
Saturday, February 25, 2012 1:17:01 AM
dubsteps are getting worse and worse

DixxyRarr
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2677 Posts
Friday, February 24, 2012 11:51:07 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.

StompinRound
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 48 Posts
Friday, February 24, 2012 11:29:42 PM
I've never seen someone who owned a pet hummingbird. How funny.

It is actually illegal to hold a hummingbird in captivity

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12572 Posts
Friday, February 24, 2012 10:41:07 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?

Skittzo
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 185 Posts
Friday, February 24, 2012 9:01:15 PM
@Omphaloskept: Dude, wow. Way to ruin the moment man. ;_;

thubanstar
Female, 40-49, Southern US
 808 Posts
Friday, February 24, 2012 8:28:20 PM
Wow, a hummingbird snore. Sounds like the ingredient to a magic potion.

sniper11290
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 51 Posts
Friday, February 24, 2012 7:44:54 PM
@Omphaloskept
noooooo why did u have to say that.... :(

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Friday, February 24, 2012 7:43:25 PM
Oh, Kitteh. You exaggerate. That was only 450 times cuter than I imagined. :)

SarahofBorg
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 3573 Posts
Friday, February 24, 2012 7:10:00 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.

thelonious
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3246 Posts
Friday, February 24, 2012 7:07:18 PM
Do not, DO NOT, wake that thing without proper protective gear!

Omphaloskept
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 183 Posts
Friday, February 24, 2012 6:35:45 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.

DShephard
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1597 Posts
Friday, February 24, 2012 5:58:26 PM
Must...Send... to family...

xiquiripat
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2419 Posts
Friday, February 24, 2012 5:47:20 PM
Dawww, how adorable.

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