How to keep a Water Bowl from freezing?

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Mr B:
Howdy,
We have our stray cats that we take care of and are looking for a way to keep their water bowl from freezing. I have built them a house to live in which they like, but it just dropped to the 20s in the past day or so and their water bowl freezes.
I'm guessing I could get some sort of thing made for Bird Baths but was wondering if anyone had anything specific they have used. I'm looking for the Cheapest solution I can find. Any suggestions woudl be great.
Thanks.
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Gail:
I would use the heater that is used in bird baths. Just make sure it is secure in the tub so the cats won't knock it out.
Gail
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Karen M.:
[nq:1]Howdy, We have our stray cats that we take care of and are looking for a way to keep their ... anything specific they have used. I'm looking for the Cheapest solution I can find. Any suggestions woudl be great. Thanks.[/nq]
Unfortunately there's only two ways to keep water from freezing - keep the temperature above 32c, or keep the water moving. Both are going to require an electric solution for you. Good luck, and how sweet of you to build them a house. You know you could always post a picture for everybody, hint hint. Emotion: smile
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Sherry:
[nq:1]Howdy, We have our stray cats that we take care of and are looking for a way to keep their ... anything specific they have used. I'm looking for the Cheapest solution I can find. Any suggestions woudl be great. Thanks.[/nq]
I haven't priced one, but heated water bowls are available at about any pet store or farm and ranch store. Another suggestion I'd like to suggest is a product I found at Petsmart the other day, it's a flat, hard plastic mat, about 16" x 20". It has a steel wrapped cord and is specifically designed for doghouses. It heats up to 102 degrees. They're kind of expensive, but would be great and safe for your cat house.
Sherry
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~*SooZy*~:
[nq:1]Howdy, We have our stray cats that we take care of and are looking for a way tokeep their water ... had anything specific they have used. I'm looking for the Cheapest solution Ican find. Any suggestions woudl be great. Thanks.[/nq]
we used to put tennis balls in our fish pond where they move about it stops all the top completely freezing over, maybe you could try something like that
Good luck

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Rene:
[nq:2]Howdy, We have our stray cats that we take care ... solution I can find. Any suggestions woudl be great. Thanks.[/nq]
[nq:1]I haven't priced one, but heated water bowls are available at about any pet store or farm and ranch store. ... heats up to 102 degrees. They're kind of expensive, but would be great and safe for your cat house. Sherry[/nq]
We bought a heated water bowl a few years ago for our rabbit (RB,
2002), who lived in our enclosed, but unheated porch. It cost , was quite large, and had a steel wrapped cord. It worked great.

Rene
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Mary:
[nq:2]Howdy, We have our stray cats that we take care ... Cheapestsolution I can find. Any suggestions woudl be great. Thanks.[/nq]
[nq:1]I haven't priced one, but heated water bowls are available at aboutany pet store or farm and ranch store. Another ... It heats up to 102 degrees. They're kind of expensive,but would be great and safe for your cat house. Sherry[/nq]
I was thinking the same thing wow, if the water is frozen, how about the cats? Like us they are 90-some percent water. Good suggestion.
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Priscilla Ballou:
[nq:1]Howdy, We have our stray cats that we take care of and are looking for a way to keep their ... had anything specific they have used. I'm looking for the Cheapest solution I can find. Any suggestions woudl be great.[/nq]
I got a heated bird bath with a detachable top, and I put that top down on the patio. All the local animals come and drink from it. It's great right after a snow, to see all the different kinds of pawprints coming up to it.
Priscilla
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Priscilla Ballou:
[nq:2]Howdy, We have our stray cats that we take care ... solution I can find. Any suggestions woudl be great. Thanks.[/nq]
[nq:1]I haven't priced one, but heated water bowls are available at about any pet store or farm and ranch store. ... It heats up to 102 degrees. They're kind of expensive, but would be great and safe for your cat house.[/nq]
I put one of those into the doghouse I fixed up for the ferals in my back yard. That and a bunch of old cushions.
Priscilla
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