Ruby Sipper® Window Hummingbird Feeder in Lavender (RS-3WL)

$15.99

Ruby Sipper® Window Hummingbird Feeder in Lavender (RS-3WL)

Rated 2.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

$15.99

SKU: RS-3WL

The Ruby Sipper® 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!
  • Rests on our stainless steel hideaway wire
  • Eye-catching ruby red attracts hummingbirds instantly
  • Lavender 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- strong and reliably long lasting
  • 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 Hanging Hummer Version, Ruby Sipper Hanging in Ruby/Lavender or Ruby/Clear.

Click here for the Ruby Sipper Window Hummingbird Feeder instruction manual.

The Ruby Sipper® Window Hummingbird Feeder in Lavender is 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.

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 Brush to brush away grime inside the tube

Birds that use this feeder:
Designed for Hummingbirds

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 feeder, 2 sturdy suction cups, and a stainless steel hideaway wire

Capacity

5 oz., 3 Feeding ports

Mounting

Secure to a window by 2 sturdy suction cups

How do I open the Ruby Sipper? The cover and dish are stuck together.

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.

2 reviews for Ruby Sipper® Window Hummingbird Feeder in Lavender (RS-3WL)

  1. Rated 1 out of 5

    JM

    This Review applies to ALL Ruby Sipper Feeders and any others with the same top. Really, you’ve got to be kidding. Hummingbirds are completely confused by this feeder…they cannot find the feeding holes. I tested my theory by placing a binder paper hole repair ring over a hole. One immediately found the feeding station. I should also mention I observed the bird being caught off guard when it’s feet slipping down the edge of the turned-up perch tab while trying to feed. I’ve been a customer for over 40 years. I cannot begin to express my dismay over how your #1 bird feeder company can put such a poorly designed product in the marketplace. I repaired my old discontinued WF and put that back up. I also found a brand new WF on Ebay. Ordered and on the way. Your company used to be the best. If this feeder is any indication-not any more.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello,
      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!

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    mike

    I have been feeding hummers for most of my 70 years, and share JM’s concern / complaint over this unit.
    I had some spare bright orange marking (surveyor’s) tape and simply cut out and affixed a crude cover onto the embossed “flowers,” with a hole in the middle to allow for feeding. The hummingbirds then hit it almost immediately, and traffic is non-stop.
    I offered D.Y. my solution last year, suggesting a color change to the raised petals around the feeding ports, but…
    Warming up to it, rancid nectar, ribbons in the wind, invest in flowers, remove other feeders…Really?
    I have an idea: Listen to your customers and make a better feeder.
    My 4-star rating reflects my experience ONLY AFTER NECESSARY CUSTOMER MODIFICATION of the new feeder.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Mike,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees and taking the time to offer your suggestions on how we might make our Ruby Sipper better. I will forward your email over to our Product Development Team. We are always looking for ways to improve our products. We do, however, receive many suggestions that we cannot fulfill due to a variety of factors involved when considering a change. Unfortunately, we need to balance the economic consequences with any design or functional changes, no matter how much we’d rather follow our passions.

      Thanks again for your message. The ideas and suggestions of innovative, thinking people are always welcome. If you have any additional suggestions, 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).

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