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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good product, and it works!
Reviewed in the United States on May 5, 2015
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)
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