Heated Rock Birdbath De-Icer
I have been using these for a few weeks now and they keep both of my birdbaths free from ice and snow when everything else around is frozen solid. Excellent product!
February 8, 2014
Can't believe I waited so long to get one!
Because this winter has been more severe than usual, I decided to get a birdbath heater. Drs. Foster & Smith had the best price. The package arrived quickly and the heater works great! The heater has enough weight that it stays put. The birds are flocking to the birdbath and obviously enjoying this source of water when everything else is frozen solid. I have it in a relatively shallow birdbath, so I find that I have to watch the water level. The only criticism I have is that the cord is extremely short and does not easily reach a protected "plug in a stake" that I like to use for outdoor cords.
January 27, 2014
De-icer does the job
I've used this deicer for 8 or so years. Did a fantastic job of keeping a small birdbath open even in -15 degrees. Low profile it lays nicely in the bottom. Must have worn out though. My new replacement keeps the water a little warm, but as I remember my prior one did the same when it was new. Hopefully it will settle in over time.
This is a great birdbath deicer. Would definitely recommend it.
January 25, 2014
New birdbath heater
I live in Michigan and it got down to -36 below zero with wind chill and the birdbath was iced up around the out side but was open in the center for the birds to use. With my old heater it would have been frozen solid. I don't know how much it costs a day to run it but when it helps the wildlife it is well worth the money I spent for this heater. Neighborhood cats come over after dark and get a drink 3 to 4 times a week. I don't mind that but during the day when we feed birds they better be scarce.
January 14, 2014