This bird bath is versatile in that it has 3
ways that it can be set up, with the hardware for each included:
> It can be attached to the railing of your
deck. > Pole mounted in your yard. > Or with the legs that are provided,
it can sit on the ground or a table.
I have always found that birds will choose a darker colour bird bath
over a white one. I'm not saying a white bird bath
will not be used by birds. But it has been my observation that they
prefer darker bird baths. I do not have research to back this up either,
it is just my experience.
This particular heated bird bath comes in a
green colour option too. Green and terra cotta coloured water is
something birds will find in nature and are accustomed to. Of course the
water is getting it's colour from merely reflecting the bottom of the
stream. But that is what we see.
It is reasonably priced too! Compared to some other heated bird baths, this one is affordable.
It is well made because Farm Innovators make quality products for agricultural needs. (They also sell heated chicken fountains, dog bowls, water bottles, pond de-icers and so much more.)
1. Yes, it does not hold as much water as some other heated bird baths. It will require filling more often. So you will want to consider where you place, if you are trudging through snow to fill it up.
But the flip side to this is, filling it more often means fresher and cleaner water for the wild birds. Our bath gets lots of use all day, making it necessary for it to be dumped and refilled with fresh water daily.
Also as I mentioned earlier, small birds would rather not have to deal with a lot of deep water in a bird bath.
2. The cord is very short. You will need a three pronged extension cord suitable for outside. Note: If the company made the cord longer then the price would be considerably more for everyone, whether you needed the longer cord or not.|
Also some people have mentioned in the reviews that the company has written into the instructions not to use an extension cord. It is true, it does say that, but my opinion is that they do not want to become liable if someone misuses the heated bath with an extension attached and is hurt. Almost all heated bird baths I am familiar with have a very short cord and will need an extension cord. So it is our responsibility when dealing with electricity to use it wisely.
Pedestal Style Version
This birdbath also comes as a pedestal style that can stand on it's own if you prefer.
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How Do Birds Benefit from a Heated Bird Bath in Winter?
Eating snow lowers body heat, which creates...
a need for more energy to stay warm, which results...
in a need to find more food. A heated bird bath reduces the ill effects of not having open water to drink.
Bathing helps birds keep their feathers in top condition for flying.
Being able to use a bird bath in winter gives the birds an opportunity to get rid of parasites.