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Why Your Birdbath May Benefit From You Adding Some Rocks
According to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the ideal depth for a birdbath should be around 4 inches. If birds aren't using your birdbath, it may be
too deep.
Adding rocks can solve this problem by providing perches that allow your feathered friends to access the water safely, reducing the risk of drowning, especially in deeper baths.
This practice is particularly important for smaller birds because they may not feel secure enough to wade into a birdbath without rocks or other elements to perch on.
Additionally, it's not necessary to fill the birdbath to the brim. Maintaining a water level of just 2 inches is generally advisable for baths without sloping sides.