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Cats can drink in my birdbath now

 
Ryan Goble
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Cats can drink in my birdbath now
So I have a birdbath. My favourite of all things. A sculpture. And the bath part is separate sits on the pilon with it's own wait. The birds have never been happier.

Now, in the night, cat's get thirsty, so they jump on the side of the bird bath, it falls off, and there is lawn there, but if it hits the bottom pilon bits break off. Cat's do learn quickly, but there are many cats.

This morning, I cemented the bath on the pylon.

So now I have a bird/cat bath.

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I need to give my cat a bath.
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Re: Cats can drink in my birdbath now
But how do you empty it? I mean, they do get grungy and sometimes grow algae.
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Re: Cats can drink in my birdbath now
Bird bath in the south = mosquitos (which are the size of birds)
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But how do you empty it? I mean, they do get grungy and sometimes grow algae.
 Quoting: NotAPlumber


I spray it all the water out with a pressure hose. If the algae get to generous, give it a wipe with rough cloth. Bit of algae or dirty water, don't seem to worry the birds. Could be like green cordial.
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Bird bath in the south = mosquitos (which are the size of birds)
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Mind over matter - Mine needs filling every few days, so spray out old water. Can also get those mosquito dunks if you wish.
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11/08/2017 07:37 PM

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My outdoor cats prefer it to the fresh water put out .

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But how do you empty it? I mean, they do get grungy and sometimes grow algae.
 Quoting: NotAPlumber


I spray it all the water out with a pressure hose. If the algae get to generous, give it a wipe with rough cloth. Bit of algae or dirty water, don't seem to worry the birds. Could be like green cordial.
 Quoting: Ryan Goble


That's good you don't put chemicals in and take away the natural growth too much. I have a bird bath that is easy to tip and I fill it when needed, hosing if necessary. Then there's one on the ground for the rabbits and other furry critters.

Love to watch them all together. They are so used to my dog and me, they will light on you asking for food. I have to warn people not to smack them away because they are used to landing on people. Some people still freak out and think Hitchcock's running the show, lol.

Nothing fancy here, just pretty rustic basic though. Yours sounds very nice. hf
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Bird bath in the south = mosquitos (which are the size of birds)
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Yes ahhh
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But how do you empty it? I mean, they do get grungy and sometimes grow algae.
 Quoting: NotAPlumber


I spray it all the water out with a pressure hose. If the algae get to generous, give it a wipe with rough cloth. Bit of algae or dirty water, don't seem to worry the birds. Could be like green cordial.
 Quoting: Ryan Goble


That's good you don't put chemicals in and take away the natural growth too much. I have a bird bath that is easy to tip and I fill it when needed, hosing if necessary. Then there's one on the ground for the rabbits and other furry critters.

Love to watch them all together. They are so used to my dog and me, they will light on you asking for food. I have to warn people not to smack them away because they are used to landing on people. Some people still freak out and think Hitchcock's running the show, lol.

Nothing fancy here, just pretty rustic basic though. Yours sounds very nice. hf
 Quoting: NotAPlumber


I dig up a fair bit of soil here and there, so a few birds have taken to following me liek the pied piper, as if I am mother Therese. One follows me into my shed and just sits there staring at me, as if I am also going to dig up the concrete also for it.

Rustic can be fancy in itself. Mine in particular is shaped like a rose, and sculpted with them, since I am going for that decadent theme. But say, in another place, I once had a something I made with a tree limb, and junk metal, and both can be pleasing.

I will leave the ground water to the sheep troughs. Already the cats have a hangout out the front of my place at night, where they compete for who has the loudest meow.
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Sitting water breeds mosquitoes, hence malaria.
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But how do you empty it? I mean, they do get grungy and sometimes grow algae.
 Quoting: NotAPlumber


I spray it all the water out with a pressure hose. If the algae get to generous, give it a wipe with rough cloth. Bit of algae or dirty water, don't seem to worry the birds. Could be like green cordial.
 Quoting: Ryan Goble


That's good you don't put chemicals in and take away the natural growth too much. I have a bird bath that is easy to tip and I fill it when needed, hosing if necessary. Then there's one on the ground for the rabbits and other furry critters.

Love to watch them all together. They are so used to my dog and me, they will light on you asking for food. I have to warn people not to smack them away because they are used to landing on people. Some people still freak out and think Hitchcock's running the show, lol.

Nothing fancy here, just pretty rustic basic though. Yours sounds very nice. hf
 Quoting: NotAPlumber


I dig up a fair bit of soil here and there, so a few birds have taken to following me liek the pied piper, as if I am mother Therese. One follows me into my shed and just sits there staring at me, as if I am also going to dig up the concrete also for it.

Rustic can be fancy in itself. Mine in particular is shaped like a rose, and sculpted with them, since I am going for that decadent theme. But say, in another place, I once had a something I made with a tree limb, and junk metal, and both can be pleasing.

I will leave the ground water to the sheep troughs. Already the cats have a hangout out the front of my place at night, where they compete for who has the loudest meow.
 Quoting: Ryan Goble


Sounds so nice! Love animals, all sorts. They say so much without saying anything. Even the loud ones, and I suppose cats can get noisy. Only a couple of cats here come around that we don't own. One visits for a few days and then we have to carry him back home to his owner.

We have neighbors, though, who hate anything with fur and feathers. They just moved in and tore up every living thing to put down a postage stamp of perfect green lawns with underground sprinklers. We have bunnies in spring hopping around and they have landscapers spreading herbicides for weeds. There used to be wild turkeys where they tore it up--not anymore.

Nice to hear your story about birds and your birdbath, animals, and nature.

I think I'm a woodland creature at heart. Maybe you too.
Ryan Goble  (OP)

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11/08/2017 08:24 PM
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Re: Cats can drink in my birdbath now
Plum, I'm all for working with what is, and not against perfect lawns either. I myself have dedicated to the art of the lawn, and those brown patches are in deep trouble. Everyone puts their own issues, as you say hatred, into their surrounding environemnt, don't they?

But there is a challenge to working with the environment, and a challenge to the cats, challenges everywhere, and these challenges, to meet them so it is a win win for all, that should be an interesting puzzle for people, rather then a problem.

It is all how you look at it. But if you are all grumbly, you don't solve many problems. People have no understanding how the outside blossoms around the inside. I have certain natural thing grow up that I never made effort to plant, that generate wonderful flowers. Some people get so uptight about a weed in their garden, but cannot fix the weeds in themself.

I take it as it comes, if lava destroyed my garden tomorrow, I'm still the same.
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Re: Cats can drink in my birdbath now
On the subject of lawn, now myself I like to seed a variety of grasses. I love it! I even have couch mixed with arid rye grass, and they all grow at different levels. I let it grow, and like it a little bit all over the place. I have noted when it is like this, the birds actually play in it.

But if a man likes his lawn level let him have it. Yet the problem with this, is it easily browns, and he is always watering it, and battling against it.

Letting it grow a bit, rather than cutting it all the time, is very healthy for the lawn. But the strange thing is, if you had a front lawn in suburbia which you had a loose type of lawn as described, some certain people would stick their noses up at this, but these same people stick their noses up at everything.

Last Edited by Ryan Goble on 11/08/2017 08:33 PM





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