Review: API 970 20-Inch Diameter Heated Bird Bath with Metal Stand

API 970 20 inch heated bird bathIf you live in an area where the temperature dips a little lower than is good for water in the birdbath, you may have gone through a number of options for keeping some water, not ice, available for visiting birds.

The problem with most heating mechanisms that go in birdbaths is they are unattractive bags that are little more than a heating pad put in the birdbath to keep part of the water from freezing. While the job is done, there is something about seeing that heating pad in the water that makes it so much less aesthetically pleasing.

Instead, the API 970 20-Inch Diameter Heated Bird Bath with Metal Standhas been designed to do the job while still looking as attractive as ever. In this case, instead of adding a heating unit to the birdbath, the birdbath is the heating unit.

This birdbath comes with a built in thermostat that will make sure the water stays at the right temperature so the birds can always have a drink, even when the mercury drops.

This is a completely self-sufficient unit with the birdbath on a metal stand that is ready to stand up in the yard, plug in and go to work keeping your birds happy.

In addition to making sure their water doesn’t freeze, the birdbath is also created to have a comfortable perch rim so the birds can land and stand easily.

What We Like

  • The whole birdbath stays thawed instead of just a little area around a heating insert.
  • It’s much more attractive than the heating pads you simply pop into the birdbath.
  • The built-in thermostat does the job without you having to run outside to turn the power on and off.
  • The stand is easy to put together.


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