de icer for bird bath

Keep your bird baths water open and free of ice all winter long with the K&H Ice Eliminator or Super Ice Eliminator. These bird bather de-icers sport an attractive design with a rock-like appearance. For further customization, you can even spray paint the surface to match your landscaping.

Our Ice Eliminator products use a heavy duty aluminum housing to help them stay in place. Their design also ensures that they wont melt plastic bird baths or rust or leave stains on any surface.

These de-icers are thermostatically controlled to prevent ice buildup and will turn on and off as needed. They come with a 3-year warranty and are MET listed.

The standard Ice Eliminator prevents ice buildup in baths of up to 10 gallons. For larger baths, please use the Super Ice Eliminator.

The Ice Eliminator is safe to handle when warm. However, it is recommended that you unplug it for cleaning.

The 50 watt model is appropriate for bird baths with 10 gallons of water or less. For baths with more than 10 gallons, please use the 80 watt model.

What would happen if the birdbath were to run dry, tip over, or otherwise cause this unit to no longer be submerged? I am concerned that I should not leave this unit plugged in if I am not home to monitor the water level.

The Ice Eliminator is designed to be submerged in water at all times. If you believe the bird bath will run dry on a regular basis, then please unplug it. If it is only going to happen a couple times a year, that shouldnt be an issue as long as it doesnt run for days outside of water.

Can I turn the Ice Eliminator off at night and back on in the morning without damaging it?

Unplugging the Ice Eliminator continuously will actually wear the product out prematurely because it will cause the thermostat to regulate itself daily, which isnt good for the thermostat. We recommend keeping this item plugged in continuously. Also, this will prevent your bird bath water from freezing during the night. The Ice Eliminator must be submerged in water and submersion would be difficult if the bath water is frozen.

It does not want to stay totally submerged in the water. What can I do to keep it totally submerged?

Please make sure there is plenty of water in your birdbath–enough to totally submerge the Ice Eliminator. Also, position the cord to where it does not lift the Ice Eliminator out of the water. The Ice Eliminator will sink to the bottom if the cord is placed correctly.

If the cord is too stiff, you will want to bring it into household temperatures to make it flexible again. Then, install in the Ice Eliminator and secure the cord properly to where the product sits flat on the bottom of the birdbath. Once the cord has been secured, the deicer should not move.

MET requires that all manufacturers put the extension cord statement “Do not use with extension cord” on every item that is MET listed by UL 499 standards. This is because they cannot test every extension cord on the market in conjunction with our products for safety. Also, MET suggests that an extension cord is not recommended as a permanent fixture and should only be a temporary solution when using any electrical product.

For more information on MET safety testing, please visit their website at

MET Safety Laboratories suggests unplugging the unit if you leave your home on an extended vacation, as they do with any electrical appliance. Otherwise, it is designed for 24/7 operation and you can leave it plugged in all day. This item has been certified by MET labs to adhere to strict electrical safety standards. For more information, please visit

Ground Bird Bath Water Heaters

Ground bird bath water heaters are an ideal option for individuals who desire a more organic environment. When placed directly on the ground, they provide birds with a warm, natural place to drink and bathe—even in extremely cold weather.

Every enthusiast for birds can find the ideal heated bird bath or bird bath accessory in Birdertown’s carefully chosen selection. Our bird bath water heaters make sure that our feathered friends stay hydrated and content no matter the season, whether you have a large garden, a small deck, or a more natural ground setup.

Deck Mounted Heaters For Bird Baths

Elevate your bird-watching experience right from your deck. With their easy-to-mount design, these bird bath heaters will provide your feathered visitors with a consistent, warm water source.

Every item that is MET listed by UL 499 standards must have the warning labeled “Do not use with extension cord,” according to MET requirements for all manufacturers. This is due to their inability to conduct safety tests on all extension cords available on the market in conjunction with our products. Additionally, MET advises that when using any electrical product, an extension cord should only be used as a temporary fix and not as a permanent fixture.

The Ice Eliminator should always be submerged in water according to its design. Please unplug the bird bath if you think it will regularly run out of water. It shouldn’t be a problem if it only occurs a few times a year as long as it doesn’t run without water for days at a time.

Please make sure your birdbath has enough water in it to completely submerge the Ice Eliminator. Additionally, adjust the cord so that it doesn’t raise the Ice Eliminator above the water. When the cord is positioned correctly, the Ice Eliminator will sink to the bottom.

To make the cord more flexible again, you should bring it inside the house if it is excessively stiff. After that, insert the Ice Eliminator and make sure the cord is securely fastened so the device rests flat on the birdbath’s bottom. Once the cord is fastened, the deicer ought to remain stationary.

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What can I put in my bird bath to keep it from freezing?

A very small amount of warm, not boiling, water can be added to the water of the birdbath to keep the temperatures above freezing.

How do I make my bird bath less slippery?

We’ve already mentioned adding some gravel to the bottom of your bird bath to create shallower edges and make it less slippery. But you can also consider adding some larger stones to the middle of your bath so that they protrude a little above the surface.

How do you defrost a frozen bird bath?

For baths that are frozen solid, sitting a pot of hot water on top of the ice is a great way to unfreeze your bird bath. If there’s only a thin layer of ice on the surface, slowly pouring warm water over the bath can help.

What device keeps a bird bath from freezing?

Luckily, there are products just for that: Use a birdbath heater. The K&H Super Ice Eliminator Bird Bath Deicer can be submerged right in the bottom of a birdbath, and the thermostatically-controlled heater will automatically keep the water ice-free, even if it gets really cold.