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How long can they go without eating...?

Posted by ilmbg Texas San Antonio (My Page) on
Thu, May 2, 13 at 19:34

I worry about the bummers...it has been in the 40's today, and very, very windy. I have not seen a hummer at the feeder all day.
With their high metabolism, how long can they go without eating. Also, how long can they tolerate high winds/not eating/cooler temps?
Thx.. Worried in San Antonio


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RE: How long can they go without eating...?

They have to eat every twenty minutes or so. They probably leave your feeder for a more sheltered spot.


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RE: How long can they go without eating...?

Hummingbirds are very adaptable. Remember, they also feed on insects. They are possibly picking off bugs that have taken shelter in cracks and other hiding places.


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RE: How long can they go without eating...?

True-feeders are supposed to be only about 25% of their diet...
I did see a couple today.


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