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Unglazed terra cotta for bird bath?

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Old Wednesday 5th December 2018, 20:48   #1
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Unglazed terra cotta for bird bath?

I'm getting ready to put out an unglazed terra cotta planter saucer, with water. Are there any issues regarding cleaning, or anything else, that I should be aware of?

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Old Wednesday 5th December 2018, 22:55   #2
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I'm getting ready to put out an unglazed terra cotta planter saucer, with water. Are there any issues regarding cleaning, or anything else, that I should be aware of?
Leaking, in my experience. An unglazed terra cotta saucer I bought for a similar purpose some years ago proved useless since it only held water for an hour or two.
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I love mine, and I've had no issues with it. Just keep it cleaned out good like anything else that stays outside

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I think I'll give it a try. Maybe spray some waterproofing on it, if need be...nontoxic of course.
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I have a friend that does birding with me, she saw mine, made her one, sealed it up, and it's already crumbled and fallen to a million pieces and long gone. Just let it breath, it will last a long time
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