Simple Cheap Bathing Pool for the Fids.
Posted 13 February 2011 - 01:49 AM
And I promised to show how I made it.
The base is a old Rubbish Cart. Which I cut down. Then cut out an old piece of plastic sheet to fit in the bin. Drilled a hole in it for the pipe to come up. Put the plant tray in place and placed the brick over pipe to guide the water into the pool. When running flushes out the pool and the water drains back down. It holds 10lt not the 15lt I stated before.
The pump runs on a time clock and only runs a few times a day for around an hour or two. For some strange reason Rikki Monster (The Desructor) leaves the power leads alone?
Yes! please do think about how you can protect the lead if you need to.
The guts of it. The 2x plastic rings are for the plastic sheet to sit on. It also sits on the ledge at the back.
Here Rikki has come to check out what I have been doing to their bathing pool. I had just taken photos and cleaned it out.
A better shot of what it looks like when running.
All in all it works better than I ever hoped. I had sent hours trying to come up with a better bath that the leaky waterfall I had. And the birds do not care what it looks like. As long as it is inviting to them
Posted 25 March 2011 - 04:53 PM
I thought my Rosella was weird for bathing like that, but apparently it's just how rosella's bathe? Very floppily hahaha!
Thanks for sharing.
"She was not quite what you would call refined
She was not quite what you would call unrefined
She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot...or nine."
Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:38 AM
I made it larger.
It is a lot more high tech, but now has a shower added. (they have still not got the hang of it)
I fitted a 12v pump the operates when they jump on the perch.
It took a bit of thinking "how to get the pump to only go when they were there".
I found the pump on my Nissan Terrano.(Pathfinder in the states. It was a headlight washing pump, so fairly high pressure.
I wanted to make it 12v so it is safe for them and had a job finding one that did not cost a lot of money.
In the pictures it is a bit messy as I am still working on how to make it run with less noise.
This one is with the pump just running on the timer. I had not designed the switch yet.
If you want to see the other pictures they are on my Photobucket account.
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