How can I build a large bird bath?


I get a lot of birds in my back yard. For now I am using a large cake pan as a bird bath. I ordered an expensive bird bath on line and it turned out to be just barely large enough for a humming bird. I wish someone could give me some idea how I can make a rather large one--big enough for 15 or more birds drinking and taking baths at the same time. Not one on the ground as I try to get the cats out of reach. I have a large tubular base and all I need is the large bath irself.

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  • Martha Riche Martha Riche on Jul 04, 2019

    An extra large saucer that goes under plant pots might work. I've seen them in both plastic & terra cotta (clay).

    • Cdemby Tony Cdemby Tony on Jul 05, 2019

      I tried those to no avail. I want something as big as a small baby bath container.

  • William William on Jul 04, 2019

    All kinds

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Jul 04, 2019

    Tony...You can use a metal candle holder & attach the bottom of a flower pot (the part under the pot) to it using a good exterior glue or screw. Make sure u seal good with calking to keep water in. Good luck

    • Cdemby Tony Cdemby Tony on Jul 05, 2019

      Thanks Tinyshoes. It's not the base where I need help. I need a huge container. That's what I need.

  • William William on Jul 05, 2019

    Some people use a satellite dish as the bowl of bird baths. Once service is cancelled they just stay attached to the structure. Provider doesn't take them or want them. If you know someone who has one. I have even seen some for sale at garage sales.