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Birds need access to water in winter as much as in summer. In addition to drinking, birds use water for their frequent grooming, otherwise, their feathers can’t insulate against winter’s cold. This plug-in steel birdbath has an efficient, 75-watt heater with a thermostatic control that heats only when necessary and keeps water from freezing at outdoor temperatures as low as -10°F. Insulated plastic bowl holds 2 quarts.
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Take the birdbath, Leave the stand.
By Joe in Fairfax
from Fairfax, VT
Comments about : Standing Heated Birdbath:
The birdbath works quite well.... plain and simple. The stand is quite another story. The pieces do not fit together well, it will not stand straight no matter what I do, and the bath itself does not sit flat on top. Overall the stand is unstable and rocks back and forth. I will make my own stand as the weather permits.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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The small birds love it and even bathe at 25 degrees.
from Lisle, IL
Even well below freezing, small birds drink and bathe. Works well even when the temperature is below zero.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
bath's ready...all I need are the birds
About Me Midrange Shopper
The product is very satisfactory.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Birds Ignore it, unlike the previous deeper, black one.
from Burlington, VT
We've always purchased our heated birdbaths from GS. We live in Burlington and can purchase directly from the store. Previous versions have been black and much deeper. The birds flocked to the deeper black version constantly. This shallow and green version seems to repel birds. We have to fill it every other day and have yet to see a bird in it.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Flimsy but it works
from northern Indiana
This works. It's 4F right now. There are ice crystals along the top circumference, but the water inside is not frozen.That said, it's a really cheap design. The four poles that actually touch the ground are flimsy and were not level when I purchased it. (Because the water bowl is so shallow, any degree of imbalance has a major impact.) I had to bury two legs in order to make it work, which wouldn't have been possible if I were placing the product on concrete or a deck.The water evaporates quickly, so be prepared to have to fill it every single day when it's cold.It works. But I was disappointed in the quality.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
great item birds love it
from New Hudson Mi
easy to use and birds lovwe it
from New Hampshire
It will be nice to have the water for the birds in winter, but I"m not sure the stand will be able to take the winter weather. Time will tell. I've only had it out for a few weeks.
Merchant response: We are so sorry to hear about this reviewer's experience! Unfortunately, we were unable to find the original order with the information that was provided. We stand behind our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on every product, so a quick call to our friendly customer service staff at 1-800-876-5520 will get this issue resolved right away!
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
birds enjoy their spa
from South Bend, IN
I use the heated bird bath as intended: as a winter heated bird bath. It has never frozen over, even down to minus 20F. I do not use it during the summer, but it could be used then. The birds come regularly to it all winter. It draws birds into my yard as well as, maybe better than, the various seed and suet I have out. It is outside both my kitchen and sun room, so I have fun watching it easily. I do not like going out in the very cold to fill it, but that is a necessity. When my old one of many years broke, I liked it enough to replace it with the same product.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Happy as a Lark!
By Gardening Diva 1
from Wentzville, MO
Place the birdbath where the birds are somewhat protected from frigid winds and predators as they bathe; we have ours close to the back of the house (and an outlet), next to an ornamental tree, where they can fly if threatened.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Okay, but a flimsy base
from Nottingham, NH
This heated birdbath is adequate, but because of its small diameter post and weak "feet", I drove a half-inch diameter metal rod into the ground and slipped the supplied hollow post over it (we have strong wind sometimes and aggressive gray squirrels). I added a smallish flat stone in the middle to give birds something to land on. So far, so good.
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