Nectar is an excellent source of energy for a hummingbird. To meet it’s daily energy needs the hummingbird will take in one and a half times its body weight per day. The nectar that is taken in by the hummingbird will be digested in a very rapid and efficient manner and it will pass entirely through the hummingbird’s digestive system in less then 20 minutes! Isn’t that amazing? Don’t you wish that humans could digest the food we eat as quickly as a hummingbird does?
Have you ever before wondered just how long does it takes a hummingbird to digest nectar? This is the type of intersting fact about hummingbirds that my mom would have wanted to know an answer for and she would have sent me in search of it for her. Well, mom or anyone else reading this, there is no need to worry, because I have the suprising answer for you.
The hummingbird can digest nectar very rapidly and efficiently. The nectar will pass entirely through the hummingbird’s digestive system in less than 20 minutes! The speed at which this occurs came as a suprise to me. What about you?