Wildlife Care

Give outdoor animals the same loving daily fresh water your indoor pets receive.

The Solar Sipper is a delightful summer and winter portable watering device for wild birds, pets and wildlife. Its traditional common sense origin comes from large water tanks painted with black tops developed by prairie livestock ranchers in the Old West to use sunlight to keep drinking water from freezing too soon in blizzard weather.

 

In today’s environmentally conscious world, it’s a responsible outdoor water station because it is designed to work in daytime when most animals like to drink. It’s designed to work to a temperature healthy for animals, about 20 degrees F, using sunlight not electricity from fossil fuels.

 

To use, fill with clean water in morning and place outside in sunlight sheltered from wind in time for animal daylight drinking. Works in all seasons and in winter the unique patented passive solar top design keeps pet or wildlife drinking for most daylight hours ice free down to wind free ambient air temperature of about 20 degree F. Safe, no electricity to shock. It’s common sense. You can fill your Solar Sipper with clean water at the same time as you prepare your daily indoor pet water.

 

The Solar Sipper works better than any open water bowl or birdbath where animals may bathe. Its top design helps to keep inside water from droppings and trash. It’s portable with no wire to chew. Check out test results for performance video in winter storms. Google at solar sipper tests 21415.

 

Another innovative product from Happy Bird Corporation, home of Thomas Hollyday Chesapeake fiction, useful nature books and environmental safe drinking water products for animals, and blogs on water resources for animals. http://solarsippers.com/ Write our president  Tom Hollyday at tomah@solarsippers.com

 

Read more

Happy Bird Corporation
Manufacturer and Publisher of products and book to help animals, Chesapeake fiction since 1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Bird Solar Sipper and Parts, Order Form

 

NOTE THIS:   Books are sold direct on Amazon Kindle Books

 

NOTE THIS:

Cartoons are sold in books on Amazon Kindle Books

Cartoon art is sold by Cafepress at the

following email addresses:

 

Cafepress

Announcing Happy Bird Corporation’s availability of Thomas Hollyday Cartoons as adorable coffee mugs and tee shirts as well as art decorations at CafePress,com, Add a little humor to your day with these delightful gifts for holidays, special friends, and great family memories.

 

 

 

Get Thomas Hollyday famous Nature’s Viewpoint cartoon on mugs, tees, art..

CHIPMONK NUT    https://www.cafepress.com/ThomasHOllydayCartoons6

#thegiftsource #teeshirts #holidaygifts #mugs

 

Get Thomas Hollyday famous Nature’s Viewpoint cartoon on mugs, tees, art..

LOVE A CAT TODAY   https://www.cafepress.com/TomHollydayCartoonTwo1

#thegiftsource #teeshirts #holidaygifts #mugs

 

get  Thomas Hollyday famous Nature’s Viewpoint cartoon on mugs, tees, art..

SMILING CAT     https://www.cafepress.com/hollydaysnatureviewpointcartoons

 

#thegiftsource #teeshirts #holidaygifts #mugs

 

NOTE THIS:

Products sold in the United States are shipped freight free.  Canada and international orders are shipped with listed freight charges.

 

NOTE THIS:

For purchase of complete units and parts here you must use the enclosed order form and add check, money order, cash, or payment by your Paypal account  to the enclosed mail address.  We save you money by not using credit cards.

Stock # UPC Code Description List Price  S&H* Total  Qty  Total
STD SS 10007 Wild Bird– Maxpower Solar Sipper®Includes Solar Black footed base and Solar Black top 25.95 12.00 37.95
DLX SS 10008 Wild Bird– Deluxe Solar Sipper® Includes Wild Berry footed base and Solar Black top 25.95 12.00 37.95
STD PET SIPPER 10011 Pet Solar Sipper® black – 4″ dia hole, translucent top 25.95 12.00 37.95
DLX PET SIPPER 10012 Pet Solar Sipper® red – 4″ dia hole, translucent top 25.95 12.00 37.95
SUPER SOLAR SIPPER 10040 Wild Bird – Super Solar Sipper® Includes translucent (white) top and bowl, footed base 25.95 12.00 37.95
Blue Solar Sipper 10003 All Season wild bird Garden Blue Solar Sipper with Garden blue footed base and translucent top. 25.95 12.00 37.95
Blue with Bracket 10014 Garden Blue Solar Sipper (see description above item: 10003) with Bracket (10004) 25.95 12.00 37.95

Parts for Solar Sippers
Note that the tops intended for bird use have a smaller opening than the tops intended for wild animal / pet use.

Stock # UPC Code Description List Price  S&H* Total  Qty  Total
BKT 10004 Mounting Bracket fits 10007, 10008, 10040 $16.95 $10.00 $26.95
TOP 10021 Solar Top (black) for Wild Birds – 1 1/2″ hole, fits 10007, 10008 $9.95 $5.00 $14.95
TOP 10022 Solar Top (white) for small animals, 4″ hole, to convert 10007, 10008 $13.95 $5.00 $18.95
TOP 10026 Solar top for wild birds, replaces top for 10040 $9.95 $5.00 $14.95
OUTER CUP 10023 Solar black outer cup, replacement top for Solar Sippers 10007 & 10008 $13.95 $5.00 $18.95
OUTER CUP 10024 Berry red outer cup, fits Solar Sippers® and Baths $16.95 $5.00 $21.95
OUTER CUP 10027 Translucent outer cup; fits Solar Sippers® $16.95 $5.00 $21.95
INNER CUP 10025 Solar Sipper® inner cup, fits all Solar Sippers® $10.95 $5.00 $15.95
Total: 

 

Order Information for solar sippers and for solar sippers parts.

Name
Address
City, State  Zip
Telephone for shipping contact

Shipping Information (if different from above):

Name
Address
City, State  Zip

We accept cash, check, money order, or international money order in US dollars. Please print this order form and mail it to the address below with cash, check or money order.

 

 

NOTE THIS:      Covid address for all correspondence

Thomas Hollyday

4405  Great Meadow Road

Dedham  MA 02026

 

 

normal address

Happy Bird Corporation %Thomas Hollyday
P.O. Box 86
Weston, MA 02493

 

Read more

If you are concerned about wildlife on our planet don’t miss this one. Your backyard is nature’s playground. You do your best to make sure the birds have seed, and that the environment is safe for everyone. But are you really providing the best watering options for your pets and wild friends?

Author Thomas Hollyday has spent years researching simple and inexpensive ways to insure all animals have fresh water. In a world where the environment and pollution are limiting access to clean water by wildlife, his ideas are important to all concerned people.

This book will ensure that you create the ideal habitat for all animals who come to visit you! From the author: “Water is so important and I’m afraid we just don’t pay enough attention to it. These seasonal tips on ways to do watering are simple. Add it to your nature reference books.”

Also check out the acclaimed River Sunday Romance Mystery series by Thomas Hollyday. The author’s unique Chesapeake voice once again gives us an exciting read about the people, their beliefs and legends, the animals and the grasping mud and black water wetlands of this mysterious American region. His other critically acclaimed novels include Slave Graves, Magnolia Gods, Powerboat Racer, Gold, Terror Flower, and Easter Sunday.

Each book, introducing new memorable characters, retains the simple and beautiful lifestyle, history and beauty of the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Powerful subjects such as freedom, atomic war, racism, religion, terror, sailing, and family love, are approached. Stories are insightful and well researched with technical expertise, humor, and fast moving action.

River Sunday Romance Mysteries are suitable for teen and older readers. They have no strong language and romantic descriptions are clean and suitable for family reading, discussion and enjoyment.

Thomas Hollyday has spent years working for animals rights. Part of the proceeds of his books goes to financing the research and maintenance of fresh drinking water resources for wildlife.

Water for Backyard Pets and Wildlife on Amazon

Read more

Welcome to the online information about Solar Sipper solar heated wild bird and pet drinking water stations and birdbaths, and Happy Bird Publications, publishers of wildlife manuals.

A sip of fresh water is better than none at all, so wet their whistles.®

Many customers have praised the quality and effectiveness of the Solar Sipper.

 

birdlover

 

4.0 out of 5 stars Buying it again

Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2012

I purchased a Super Solar Sipper several years ago and used it until it cracked and fell apart from age. While not as good as a heated birdbath, I found that the Sipper did its job. The water in it did not freeze unless the temperature was below 20 to 25 degrees, and the birds (and squirrels) in my yard used it all the time. I placed it on a short pole near bushes to give the birds a sense of security when using it and they would be there first thing every morning. Am now purchasing another to replace that one.

13 people found this helpful

Helpful

Report abuse

Sandra M. Williams

 

4.0 out of 5 stars The birds are happy, I am happy

Reviewed in the United States on March 21, 2008

I ordered my solar sipper in December. It took the birds a bit of time to discover it, but I have to say it brought me tremendous happiness the first time I drove up to my house and saw a chickadee drinking from my solar sipper! I do take it in at night because it gets so cold here at night.

5.0 out of 5 stars Works for me!

Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2014

Verified Purchase

We’re in the midst of what seems to be a never ending arctic freeze. Temperatures in the single digits to – 10 and wind chills as low as – 35. I take care of a group of homeless cats ~ some feral, some throw aways. It broke my heart to see them licking at the frozen bowls of water. Even changing it several times a day didn’t help. It froze up almost instantly.
The Solar Sipper does the trick. As another reviewer said, it will freeze up overnight, but it works great during the day, even in these temperatures. I’m so glad I bought one.

UPDATE: 2/7/2014
I just ordered a second one. As I said, it will freeze up overnight. Seeing as I don’t want the kitties I feed to have to wait for me to bring in the frozen one, run hot water over it to loosen the ice and refill it, I decided that having a second one that I can have ready to go in the morning is the answer.
It was ZERO degrees this morning with a wind chill of – 23 and there was still unfrozen water under the ice.
I’m so glad I found this product.

26 people found this helpful

 

5.0 out of 5 stars A good product, and it works!

Reviewed in the United States on May 5, 2015

Verified Purchase

These work perfectly, and keep my feral cats, birds and all animals in the garden happy all winter. I just brought them in at night or they would freeze over but during the day they worked very well and keep a portion of water open for the wild animals and birds to drink from all day.

 

 

Solar Sippers wildlife and bird waterers have been  carried in the past in a large variety of vendors both on the internet and in stores. Check out current stock and current prices  at our online store and others on Amazon, Plow and Hearth, Duncraft, WalMart, Sears, Unbeatable Sales, Goldcrest, A.M. Leonard and many others. At these places you may buy with your credit card or Paypal.

We sell here online ONLY the parts for our Solar Sipper units. We do not sell with credit cards here. You may send your check directly to Happy Bird Corporation, PO Box 86, Weston, MA 02493 with a copy of the order form for parts properly filled out.

 

All Season Deluxe Wild Bird Watering Station Model (10008)
The Model 10008 Deluxe Solar Sipper is the best product for clean, fresh drinking water for wild birds on the market today. This water station does it all. Unlike a birdbath, it covers the water to keep it clean. It insulates to keep water cooler in the summer and warmer in winter. It heats with a unique solar design against winter ice to 20 degrees F.

Solar Sipper Model 10008 Details

All Season Maxpower Wild Bird Watering Station (10007)
Maximum black surface for solar heating – The Model 10007 Maxpower Solar Sipper is the best product for clean, fresh drinking water for wild birds on the market today. This water station does it all. Unlike a birdbath, it covers the water to keep it clean. It insulates to keep water cooler in the summer and warmer in winter. It heats with a unique solar design against winter ice to 20 degrees F.

Solar Sipper Model 10007 Details

All Season Super Solar Sipper Wild Bird Watering Station (10040)
The Model 10040 Super Solar Sipper solar heated portable fresh drinking water station for wild birds is designed with birds in mind to go where they go at any time of year. Tough plastic cover keeps water clean for a day’s drinking while the patented top design keeps enough solar heat to keep water from freezing to 15 degrees F. all day in winter sun, depending on sun and wind conditions.

All Season Deluxe Pet Sipper – Pet Watering Station (10012)
The Model 10012 Pet Sipper is a safe and reliable Solar Sipper animal watering stations, engineered for providing fresh drinking water. The water surface is covered to keep water clean while the unit is insulated for year-round use. Winter use is possible due to the patented solar top. In winter, simply fill with warm water, put out in the winter sun and the unit will remain unfrozen all day to 20 deg. F.

Solar Sipper Model 10012 Details

All Season Standard Commercial – Pet Watering Station (10011)
The Model 10011 Pet Sipper is a safe and reliable Solar Sipper animal watering stations, engineered for providing fresh drinking water. The water surface is covered to keep water clean while the unit is insulated for year-round use. Winter use is possible due to the patented solar top. In winter, simply fill with warm water, put out in the winter sun and the unit will remain unfrozen all day to 20 deg.

All Season Standard Commercial – Pet Watering Station (10011) Details

Blue Solar Sipper (10003)
Non electric, All Season wild bird Garden Blue Solar Sipper with Garden blue footed base and translucent top. Top keeps water clean, safe-no electric wires, solar top uses sun to keep water clear of ice to 20 deg.F, Ambient, air space keeps water cool in summer, warm in winter.

Blue Solar Sipper (10003) Details

Blue Solar Sipper with Bracket (10014)
Garden Blue Solar Sipper (see description above item: 10003) with Bracket (10004).

Blue Solar Sipper with Bracket (10014) Details

 

When ordering Parts for Solar Sippers
Note that the tops intended for bird use have a smaller opening than the tops intended for wild animal / pet use.

Mounting Bracket (10004)
Mounting bracket for all Solar Sipper models. Mounting hardware included. is sold online at Amazon.

 

The following parts may  be ordered here with attached order form and instructions.

Solar Black Outer Cup (10023)
Price: $13.95 (plus s/h)

Berry Red outer cup (10024)
Price: $16.95 (plus s/h)

Translucent outer cup (10027)
Price: $16.95 (plus s/h)

Solar Sipper inner cup (10025)
Fits all Solar Sippers
Price: $10.95 (plus s/h)

Solar Top for Pet Sipper (white) (10022)
For small animals, 4″ hole, to convert 10007, 10008 from wild bird to animal use
Price: $13.95 (plus s/h)

Solar top for wild birds (10026)
Replaces top for 10040
Price: $9.95 (plus s/h)

Solar Top (black) for Wild Birds (10021)
1 1/2″ hole, fits 10007, 10008
Price: $9.95 (plus s/h)

Solar Sipper Order Form

Read more