A Quick Guide to Choosing a Bird Bath

As spring arrives you may be thinking of ways to make your yard much more enjoyable of a place to spend some time. A great way to do this is to add a few features that will bring nature to your yard, like a birdbath.

Birds love having a place to hang out and take a bath as well as get a drink. But before you make a purchase you should make sure you know what to get.


The first thing you need to consider is the size of the birdbath that you want to put in your back yard. This only matters if you have a smaller backyard as you don’t want to have a birdbath that looks out of place.


When it comes to the birds, they are not planning on going for a major swim. They want something they can comfortably stand in. You want to make sure the birdbath is only about 3 inches deep. Additionally, you will want to only put about 2 inches of water in it.

Standing Space

It is vital you make sure the base of the birdbath is a place where your feathered friends will be comfortable standing. water can make any surface rather slick so you need to make sure that there is a rough and textured bottom to give your bird friends a little extra help in gripping the base of the bath.

Sturdy Construction

Most birdbaths come in two pieces, a base and a top where the water goes. You need to make sure that these two pieces hold together well. Otherwise, nosey cats, dogs and raccoons may well pull the top over and break your new birdbath. You may want to use some sort of adhesive to attach the two pieces together.

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