Keeping water clean
2 November 2009
Keeping a bird bath clean helps to prevent birds catching diseases.
You should clean your birdbath regularly and change the water. A layer of algae, dead leaves or bird droppings will soon build up, so give the bath a thorough clean every week or so. Scrub the sides and bottom to remove algae and other dirt.
You can use dilute household disinfectants, but make sure that you rinse the bath out thoroughly to remove any traces of chemicals.
There are two non-toxic products on the market, Enviroclens and Crystal, which can be used to clean bird baths.