Features To Look Out For
Naturally, you want your bird to be able to fit into their bath structure and so it’s incredibly important you check the dimensions of the bird bath to ensure your feathered friend will fit. However, most products will state clearly what sort of birds they can accommodate and so you hopefully won’t have to get too scientific with measurements.
Size is probably most important though when determining if it will fit your cage.
If you want to fit the bath so it is inside the cage, you need to ensure it is not so large that it becomes intrusive. And if it is the type of bath to utilise the cage doorway, you need to make sure it is not too small or too large to pair up with the entrance correctly.
Birds aren’t one bit concerned about how much water they waste and so it can be a good idea to use a bath with a protective covering that keeps splashing down to a minimum and stops the cage or outside of it accumulating puddles and damp!
By far the most important thing to look out for is how the bath actually attaches itself to a cage. For example, take care to notice things such as if the bath can only be attached to cages with horizontal bars, which obviously, is going to be a waste of time if your cage boasts vertical ones.
The easiest attachment features are usually basic hanging hooks which require very little thought or effort on your part, however, they are obviously therefore not the most secure.
For maximum security, things like vices, screws and clamps provide the most fixed and stable structures, and are usually screwed onto the bars with very little effort.
Better yet why not just consider a free-standing model?
For a long-lasting product you want something that’s durable and non-toxic for your birds. Most bird baths are made out of plastic, as this makes them lightweight and easy to mould into container shapes.
Other materials like wood are likely to be not as durable and harder to clean.
Ease of Cleaning
No one likes cleaning up after their bird and so anything that makes it easier is a huge plus. Firstly, the bath must be easy to attach and reattach to the cage without effort meaning you can take it off for cleaning and replace it without fiddling or getting frustrated.
Birds aren’t like us, they don’t just dive in the bath and soak in there for hours on end, they like to perch and dip their feathers in, which is why it’s often a good idea to purchase a bath which features a comfortable perch inside for them to sit on!