Terracotta bird baths always look very nice in any yard. There are a lot of advantages to such a bird bath, including good durability. Such baths are easy to clean and can be heated up for the winter season in order to keep the birds coming to drink. The disadvantage of the terracotta bath is that it is quite heavy and can be hard to transport. So, if you have chosen to buy such a bird bath, make sure that you carefully choose a place where you want to put it, since moving it will be a little complicated.
DIY terracotta bird baths are a great idea. In fact they can be made using flower pots. All you have to do is get three flower pots of different sizes. One larger than the other. Place one into another, the largest one on the bottom. They shouldn’t fit one into another completely, since they must create a sort of a stand for the bath bowl. Glue these flower pots together and place a flower pot tray on top to make an actual bowl. Your bird bath is ready. You can paint it anyway you want to get a unique bird bath in your yard. Painting terracotta baths is a lot of fun.
Terracotta hanging bird bath might not be the best idea, since it is rather heavy. However, it is possible to find such bird baths on the market. When you are choosing this type of bird bath, make sure the chains it will be hanging on are durable enough to hold its weight. In fact the thicker and heavier the chains, the better, this will ensure that the bird bath is not swinging around if it’s windy. The advantage of a hanging terracotta bath is, surprisingly, also its weight. Usually, it will not be subject to being turned over by birds or squirrels and it is hard to be swung away or turned over during unfavorable weather conditions.