KEEPING CHILDREN, CATS AND DOGS FROM KNOCKING PEDESTAL BIRDSBATHS OVER

cats knocked over

BIRDBATH–cats knocked over

Although pedestal birdbaths are great devices to provide birds with water, they can be dangerous to cats, dogs and humans alike.  All to often when a cat or dog tries to drink from one, or a curious child grabs the edge of the heavy cement basin, it comes toppling down.

When our two family cats knocked the basin off its pedestal several times in a single month, I began searching for a solution to this problem.  I decided that I could either sit the basin directly on the ground or mount it atop something more stable than a heavy, slender column.

I decided to place the cement birdbath atop an old planter. The wide top and base of the planter proved to be far more stable than the pedestal.

Since I have discarded the cement pedestal in favor of a planter, our cats have not knocked it off the perch a single time, in spite of the fact that they seem to drink water from the birdbath on a daily basis.

If you currently use a pedestal birdbath in your backyard and want to reduce the chance of injury to your pets, children or grandchildren, give it a try.

BIRDBATH ON PLANTER

BIRDBATH ON PLANTER

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