Bird bath water heaters are available for sale in different pet stores. They vary in prices and sizes, so you might need to take time to consider which one you need more. There are solar bath heaters. However, they might be a little hard to find. But if you buy one, you will be saving a lot of power in the winter, while keeping the birds happy. These solar heaters function as a sort of a fountain by letting the water run, so it doesn’t freeze.
If you are considering a do it yourself bird bath, don’t forget that it must be heater compatible. Simple baths are usually made from materials which will not be withstanding heat or harsh winter conditions. The best materials to consider for making a bird bath on your own is ceramics, glass or stone. Stone baths are hard to create, while ceramic ones are quite simple. When you are taking a bath, make sure that it is easy to clean. Dirty water is a great place for spreading of bacteria and will cause health problems for the birds. So easy to clean baths are a must for any responsible home owner.
Heater for bird bath should be chosen before you get a bath. Once you have a heater, then you can look for a bath it will be compatible with. If you already purchased or made a bath, then make sure the heater will fit into it well. Solar heaters are probably the best choice for bird baths. However, they will not be very functional if your winter means overcast skies. So, before buying such a heater you should consider the weather in your region. Do you see many sunny days? If not, then go for electricity powered bath heaters. In any case, a heater should be purchased to keep the water source available for the bird during the freezing times.