Bird baths that can be indirectly connected to water tanks NSW are an amazing investment, especially if the place where your home is located happens to be known for being a temporary home for migratory birds. To reap all of the benefits of this investment, however, one will need to be fully aware of the following myths, which can be detrimental or dangerous to the beautiful birds that come by your home.
Myth 1: Not that many birds use baths, making them a worthless investment.
Every bird needs a clean source of water for drinking, bathing, and grooming. Yes, even those birds which prefer meat than seeds, like hawks and owls, take advantage of a fresh and clean bath.
Myth 2: A high quality bath is very expensive.
Yes, there are quality bird baths that cost much. However, there also are decent quality bird baths that do not cost a lot, and these, unsurprisingly, come in many different sizes and shapes. Some look simple, while others look more elaborate. All of them can attract the kinds of birds you’ve long wanted to see in your life.
Myth 3: Bird bath fountains can be a little awkward since these require electricity.
Although there exist fountain-like bird baths which require electricity to function, there also are battery-operated accessories which help keep water in motion even without a cord. The addition of a homemade dripper to your bath is effective and easy, with no need for a power source. Solar water wigglers or bird fountains are other amazing, but easy options for water movement, and these do not require an electrical outlet.
Myth 4: Heated baths aren’t safe as wet birds freeze during winter.
Heated baths keep water liquid so that birds do not have to consume a lot of calories melting both ice and snow to hydrate themselves. Healthy birds won’t bathe or immerse themselves when they sense that air temperature is so cold it could freeze water. Furthermore, a healthy bird is insulated enough to survive in cold temperature even with damp feathers.
Myth 5: A deeper bath is best for birds since these provide more water.
A bird bath should only have a depth of three inches. Any deeper, and even large birds will have a hard time bathing in it, not to mention that the bath won’t be too friendly to small birds.
Myth 6: A dirty bath is okay since birds consume water from dirty sources anyway.
A bird may be able to survive drinking from a dirty source, but there’s no guarantee they will survive drinking from a dirty bath. Stagnant and contaminated water in a dirty bath contains unhealthy levels of bacteria associated with various avian diseases. Mosquitoes, which can carry diseases that are dangerous to humans and birds alike, are also another problem with dirty baths. A third problem is the smell, which repels guests away and attracts predators to the backyard instead.
Myth 7: Cleaning the bath is a tiring endeavour since scrubbing is required.
There are a number of ways to make cleaning the bath easier for you. The first is the addition of safe chemicals which make cleaning easier. The second is proper maintenance and frequent cleaning of the bath. Proper placement is a third way to make it easy for you to clean a bath.