Hummingbirds are extremely large eaters, especially since they are such tiny birds. The hummingbird is known to have the fastest metabolism on Earth. How incredibly fast the hummingbird’s matabolism is may shock and amaze you. The hummingbird’s metabolism is roughly 100 times that of an elephant! Due to all their activity, hummingbirds will burn its food extremely quickly, which is why the hummingbird will often eat between 1.5 and 3 times their body weight in food each day.
How does the hummingbird’s matabolism compare with that of a human? In order for an average man’s matoblism to compare with that of the hummingbird, the man would have to consume an astounding 285 pounds of hamburger per day! Isn’t that amazing? Just thinking of that much hamburger meat makes me want to never eat it again.