Day 5: Snuggling
As the babies
get bigger, they need more and more food, and their mother must spend
more and more time away from them to get that food. But these little guys
still don't have many feathers to keep them warm.
Q: What DO hummer babies have that helps them stay warm when Mom
is away? (Answer under photo.)
They have each other! If you could hold them in your hand, their bare
skin would feel hot against your skin. They nestle against each other
and the thick walls and bottom of their nest. This helps their body
heat stay in their own bodies and they share heat with each other.