If you have seen antique bird baths and have decided to buy one, it is important to know that they usually serve decorative purposes. However, there are some manufacturers, who make antique styled bird baths which are actually quite functional. Antique baths are usually made from stone and look like a piece of ancient art. They will look wonderful placed next to an antique-looking statue or a fountain in your yard. They can be a great addition to your backyard style. However, they will not look standing alone, so you would need to get some more similar accessories to complete the look.
Contemporary bird baths are also a great choice. The modern baths are made from the safest materials and can become a great part of your backyard décor as well. Such bird baths are made using the latest technologies and can be heated up in the winter. When water freezes over, the birds lose their water sources and can suffer from dehydration. The modern heated baths will not allow the water to freeze. They are heating up the water in the bird bath just enough to keep it a little warm for the birds. However, the design of such baths is very important. They shouldn’t allow the birds to get wet in the winter, since getting wet in freezing temperatures can hard or even kill a bird.
Granite bird baths are a great idea for those who can afford them. They look especially charming and are very durable. Such baths can be used with bath heaters and provide an great bathing and drinking space for the wild birds. Granite baths combine a great look with good functionality. However, such baths are pretty heavy and will not fit just any backyard. So, before choosing a proper bird bath, make sure it will look good on your territory.