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How much does a Pygmy Shrew eat ?

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  • Posted By: chikiwighi
  • January 10, 2010
  • 10:55 AM

Hello Everyone

Do you know the Pygmy Shrew, the smallest mammal, is constantly active. To keep itself active, this little creature must feed every few hours. It often consumes twice its own weight of food every day.
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  • It's true. Small animals have fast metabolisms. I eat about 1-2% of my body weight a day, but my small dog eats about 5% of hers and her resting heard rate is something like 140 bpm.Shrews eat mainly bugs and spend a lot of energy hunting. Hummingbirds have even faster metabolisms, and can eat about 5x their body weight a day (most of that is water in nectar, though). A bat will eat around half its weight a day.
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    • January 10, 2010
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