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Bird Bath Build Possible Materials? Answered

I just got some birds. Three zebra finches and two fancy finches, to be exact. I noticed that they like to dip their heads in their water bowl. I wanted to make them a bird bath so they wouldn't dirty their drinking water as much and so I can just give them something fun to play with. I wanted to make the bottom a mirror and i figure I would epoxy it to a block of wood for the bottom. But I am not sure what to make the walls out of. It would need to be waterproof but also fairly cheap. I would like to hear what you, the good people of Instructables have to say. Thanks in advance for any idea you give or advice !

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iceng

Best Answer 3 years ago

Weather you put fine dirt dust or water in this kind of bird bath which fits over the open cage door your finches will enjoy their natural acctivity..

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rickharris

3 years ago

Shallow plastic bowl - wash it often.If they tip it up Glue it to a wide piece of wood.

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rickharrisStreet-Wise Irish

Answer 3 years ago

Just passing this on. in the wild most birds also like to "bath" in dry dust. Fine dry sand will do or very fine dry earth.

You can see sparrows doing this in my garden all through the summer.

Chickens love it as well.

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Street-Wise Irish rickharris

Answer 3 years ago

That is very useful information !!! Especially since it is cold where I live and I don't want to give them cold water to play in.

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steveastrouk

3 years ago

Find a clear plastic pot somewhere, put a mirror underneath it ?

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Street-Wise Irish steveastrouk

Answer 3 years ago

That's a good idea but I want it to be something that won't break and my birds can land on it. Plus I don't have any clear plastic pots. But I will look into that, thanks steveastrouk !!!