Ruby Sipper® Hanging Hummingbird Feeder in Clear (RS-3HC)

$15.99

Ruby Sipper® Hanging Hummingbird Feeder in Clear (RS-3HC)

Rated 2.57 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

$15.99

SKU: RS-3HC

Ruby Sipper® Hanging Hummingbird Feeder in Clear is a perfect pairing of whimsical fun and practical performance, all in one stylish saucer feeder. The 5 ounce capacity of the Ruby Sipper makes it an ideal feeder for establishing multiple feeding zones for territorial hummingbirds. Every hummer can have its own feeder!

  • Leak-proof design!
  • Floats on a graceful stainless steel wire
  • Eye-catching ruby red attracts hummingbirds instantly
  • Clear dish keeps the nectar level visible
  • Three feeding ports are easy for hummers to use
  • Holds 5 ounces of nectar
  • Nectar recipe is engraved on the feeder cover
  • UV stabilized polycarbonate construction
  • Easy to fill and clean
  • Our Perfect Little Brush is included to keep feeder ports clean – replacement brushes may be purchased
  • Lifetime Warranty covers defective parts
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Also available in a Window Hummer version, Ruby Sipper Window in Ruby/Lavender or Ruby/Clear

Ruby Sipper® Hanging Hummingbird Feeder in Clear – the ideal sized hummingbird feeder for establishing multiple feeder zones.

Nectar Needs: Hummingbirds need to feed between 5 and 8 times every hour, so keeping your feeder well supplied with energy packed nectar is crucial, especially in early spring when natural flower nectar and insects are not as readily available. Making your own nectar instead of using a premade mixture is easy and ensures there are no preservatives or coloring. Just mix 4 parts water to 1 part sugar. You may choose to boil the water first but it is not mandatory. Regular table sugar (sucrose) is what hummingbirds seem to like best and it is the most digestible for them. Regular tap water is fine to use. If your water is hard, it will give birds extra electrolytes. If it is soft, add a tiny pinch of salt to each quart of nectar but don’t overdo it or hummers won’t drink it. Nectar will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Do not use any red dye, honey, brown sugar, or sugar substitutes, as they could all be harmful to hummingbirds.

Cleaning: Please! For the sake of the birds, keep your feeder clean! Dirty feeders spread disease. Soak all parts in a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water. Use a Droll Yankees HummerPlus Bird Feeder Brush to brush away grime inside the saucer.

Birds that use this feeder:
Designed for Hummingbirds

Feeding wild birds is one of the best ways to impact the world around you. The simple act of putting out a bird feeder and keeping it clean and full can greatly improve the chances that birds and their offspring will survive. Many backyard bird watchers believe that birds only benefit from feeders during certain times of the year. However, birds actually have a year-round need for reliable, steady food sources.

Dimensions 5 x 5.5 x 7.5 in
Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime Warranty Against Defects

Seed or feed options

Nectar (made from 1 part table sugar and 4 parts boiling water)

Construction

UV-stabilized polycarbonate and stainless steel hanging wire

Capacity

5 oz., 3 Feeding ports

Mounting

May be hung

7 reviews for Ruby Sipper® Hanging Hummingbird Feeder in Clear (RS-3HC)

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Kathryn Thomas

    Very cute. I know I will have to fill it more often but I needed a small feeder to go along with my hummingbird fountain that I made. This feeder is perfect.

  2. Rated 1 out of 5

    Kathryn

    I wanted to love it. When I saw it at the Audubon shop I DID love it. Perfect size, since it’s so hot in Tucson we have to change nectar often. But for one year now I’ve watched the hummers try to figure it out, and they just can’t. Tried painting the “flowers” bright red but that didn’t help either. Today I am giving it one last ditch effort by gluing a fake flower over the hole. They love my other feeders in my yard so it’s not that I just don’t have hummingbirds.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Kathryn,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are very sorry that you haven’t seen hummingbirds using your nectar feeder. Birds are creatures of habit, and it can take them days or even weeks to use a new hummingbird feeder. There is something new in the yard that they are not used to, and they need to warm up to it first.

      Make sure you are regularly cleaning your hummingbird feeder. Hummingbirds often avoid feeders that have rancid nectar. We recommend disinfecting your nectar feeders with a 50/50 solution of hot water and white vinegar every three to five days. Increase cleaning frequency if you notice your nectar has become cloudy.

      Hummingbirds have a notorious affinity for the color red. That’s why red is used so predominantly on hummingbird feeders. Tying a red ribbon on your feeder that will move in the wind is one way to get their attention. Another way is to position your feeder within inches of a hanging plant that is attractive to hummers, such as fuchsia, where they’ll practically trip over the feeder. Once the hummers recognize the feeder as a food source, you can place it almost anywhere.

      Check with your local Audubon Society to find out when hummers are in your area. Put your feeders out one week before they are expected to arrive so that any early arrivals will be encouraged to stay. Leave your feeders up at least one week after you’ve seen the last hummer for migrants passing through. Hummers like a place to perch and rest, so try to place your feeder near a bush or tree. If an aggressive hummer tries to dominate your feeder, place another feeder out of sight of the first.

      Hummers are attracted by a wide variety of flowers. Some favorites are: American columbine, bee balm, bugleweed, butterfly milkweed, choral bean, coralberry, fuchsia, hibiscus, hollyhock, larkspur, lemon bottlebrush, mimosa tree, evening primrose, red buckeye, red impatiens, red salvia, sage tiger lily, trumpet honeysuckle, trumpet vine, weigela, and zinnia.

      We would suggest temporarily removing other hummingbird feeders in the area so that the hummingbirds will be encouraged to use the new one. We hope that the hummingbirds begin to use the feeder soon, and please keep us updated! If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST). Thank you for flying with our flock!

  3. Rated 1 out of 5

    Cindy Johnston

    I needed to replace a leaking feeder and found this one at the local feed store. I loved the sleek lines of feeder and its very easy to fill. Unfortunately my hummingbirds did not feel the same, they never seemed to figure out where the feeding holes are.
    I replaced it with the typical feeder with the flowers on the feeding holes and the hummers are at it constantly. This one hangs about 4 feet away , unused.
    I suggest to the designer putting some type of indicator at the holes.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Cindy,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are very sorry that you haven’t seen hummingbirds using your nectar feeder. Birds are creatures of habit, and it can take them days or even weeks to use a new hummingbird feeder. There is something new in the yard that they are not used to, and they need to warm up to it first.

      Make sure you are regularly cleaning your hummingbird feeder. Hummingbirds often avoid feeders that have rancid nectar. We recommend disinfecting your nectar feeders with a 50/50 solution of hot water and white vinegar every three to five days. Increase cleaning frequency if you notice your nectar has become cloudy.

      Hummingbirds have a notorious affinity for the color red. That’s why red is used so predominantly on hummingbird feeders. Tying a red ribbon on your feeder that will move in the wind is one way to get their attention. Another way is to position your feeder within inches of a hanging plant that is attractive to hummers, such as fuchsia, where they’ll practically trip over the feeder. Once the hummers recognize the feeder as a food source, you can place it almost anywhere.

      Check with your local Audubon Society to find out when hummers are in your area. Put your feeders out one week before they are expected to arrive so that any early arrivals will be encouraged to stay. Leave your feeders up at least one week after you’ve seen the last hummer for migrants passing through. Hummers like a place to perch and rest, so try to place your feeder near a bush or tree. If an aggressive hummer tries to dominate your feeder, place another feeder out of sight of the first.

      Hummers are attracted by a wide variety of flowers. Some favorites are: American columbine, bee balm, bugleweed, butterfly milkweed, choral bean, coralberry, fuchsia, hibiscus, hollyhock, larkspur, lemon bottlebrush, mimosa tree, evening primrose, red buckeye, red impatiens, red salvia, sage tiger lily, trumpet honeysuckle, trumpet vine, weigela, and zinnia.

      We would suggest temporarily removing other hummingbird feeders in the area so that the hummingbirds will be encouraged to use the new one. We hope that the hummingbirds begin to use the feeder soon, and please keep us updated! If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST). Thank you for flying with our flock!

  4. Rated 1 out of 5

    Chris

    The hummingbirds did not like it at all – they seemed to find it confusing as to where to eat from, and with a lack of perches and I think the angle of how they would need to access the food, they just wouldn’t use it, though they tried several times. It’s now in the recycling bin. I have successfully used other designs, but not this model.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Chris,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are very sorry that you haven’t seen hummingbirds on your nectar feeder. Birds are creatures of habit, and it can take them days or even weeks to use a new hummingbird feeder. There is something new in the yard that they are not used to, and they need to warm up to it first.

      Make sure you are regularly cleaning your hummingbird feeder. Hummingbirds often avoid feeders that have rancid nectar. We recommend disinfecting your nectar feeders with a 50/50 solution of hot water and white vinegar every three to five days. Increase cleaning frequency if you notice your nectar has become cloudy.

      Hummingbirds have a notorious affinity for the color red. That’s why red is used so predominantly on hummingbird feeders. Tying a red ribbon on your feeder that will move in the wind is one way to get their attention. Another way is to position your feeder within inches of a hanging plant that is attractive to hummers, such as fuchsia, where they’ll practically trip over the feeder. Once the hummers recognize the feeder as a food source, you can place it almost anywhere.

      Check with your local Audubon Society to find out when hummers are in your area. Put your feeders out one week before they are expected to arrive so that any early arrivals will be encouraged to stay. Leave your feeders up at least one week after you’ve seen the last hummer for migrants passing through. Hummers like a place to perch and rest, so try to place your feeder near a bush or tree. If an aggressive hummer tries to dominate your feeder, place another feeder out of sight of the first.

      Hummers are attracted by a wide variety of flowers. Some favorites are: American columbine, bee balm, bugleweed, butterfly milkweed, choral bean, coralberry, fuchsia, hibiscus, hollyhock, larkspur, lemon bottlebrush, mimosa tree, evening primrose, red buckeye, red impatiens, red salvia, sage tiger lily, trumpet honeysuckle, trumpet vine, weigela, and zinnia.

      We would suggest temporarily removing other hummingbird feeders in the area so that the hummingbirds will be encouraged to use the new one. We hope that the hummingbirds begin to use the feeder soon, and please keep us updated! If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST). Thank you for flying with our flock!

  5. Rated 3 out of 5

    Debra Olshever

    This is nuts, but I can’t figure out how to open this feeder, afraid I will break it.
    Advice please.

    Also do you sell the nectar guard tips and ant moat, I need both!

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Debra,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. For whatever reason, sometimes the Ruby Sipper cover and dish compress in transit. After the initial separation of the cover and dish, you shouldn’t have any sort of issue going forward.

      Here’s a troubleshooting trick we use to help with this type of situation. First, locate the plastic tab, which is located on the lip of the dish under one of the red “petals” on the cover.

      If tab is under small upturned petal—Hold the sides of the dish in your hand using your fingertips, placing the side of your thumb between the perch and the plastic tab. Press inward and then push downward to open the cover. If for some reason that isn’t working, hold the dish of the feeder with one hand. With your other hand, use a Dime to wedge between the plastic tab on the dish and the upturned small red petal. Slowly twist the dime, and this should cause the cover to come off of the dish.

      If tab is under large downturned petal—Hold the dish of the feeder with one hand. With your other hand, use a Nickel to wedge between the plastic tab on the dish and the downturned large red petal. The Nickel should be able to reach so that it can be slightly wedged in between. Once the Nickel is wedged in between the large petal and the plastic tab, lightly push upward on the Nickel. This will create a type of jack that should cause the cover to detach from the dish.

      Please remember to put the cover back on the dish by lining up the plastic tab, on the lip of the dish, underneath one of the small upturned red petals.

      You can buy Nectar Guard Tips here and the Ant Moat here.

      At Droll Yankees, there’s a special place in our hearts for people who feed the birds. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST). We thank you for flying with our flock, and we wish you all the best in birding!

  6. Rated 3 out of 5

    JoAnne Roberts

    So far, I cant get the lid off. It’s so frustrating. I’m afraid to break it. I downloaded your instruction as you directed another reviewer to do. Still no luck. The lid is on there so tight, it just wont pop off…

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello JoAnne,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. For whatever reason, sometimes the Ruby Sipper cover and dish compress in transit. After the initial separation of the cover and dish, you shouldn’t have any sort of issue going forward.

      Here’s a troubleshooting trick we use to help with this type of situation. First, locate the plastic tab, which is located on the lip of the dish under one of the red “petals” on the cover.

      If tab is under small upturned petal—Hold the sides of the dish in your hand using your fingertips, placing the side of your thumb between the perch and the plastic tab. Press inward and then push downward to open the cover. If for some reason that isn’t working, hold the dish of the feeder with one hand. With your other hand, use a Dime to wedge between the plastic tab on the dish and the upturned small red petal. Slowly twist the dime, and this should cause the cover to come off of the dish.

      If tab is under large downturned petal—Hold the dish of the feeder with one hand. With your other hand, use a Nickel to wedge between the plastic tab on the dish and the downturned large red petal. The Nickel should be able to reach so that it can be slightly wedged in between. Once the Nickel is wedged in between the large petal and the plastic tab, lightly push upward on the Nickel. This will create a type of jack that should cause the cover to detach from the dish.

      Please remember to put the cover back on the dish by lining up the plastic tab, on the lip of the dish, underneath one of the small upturned red petals.

      At Droll Yankees, there’s a special place in our hearts for people who feed the birds. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST). We thank you for flying with our flock, and we wish you all the best in birding!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    This is my favorite out of all the hummingbird feeders I’ve ever owned! I have it on a Shepard’s hook in the garden right in front of living room picture window. My grand children like to sit on the floor so they can see them feeding one foot away.

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