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Name: Shirley Van Dyke
Jul 5, 2016 1:07 PM CST
Hi, I am a grandma of a 20 month old and she has been playing in a neighbors bird bath water- I am wondering if the bird bath is cleaned out regularly is there some risk involved with her playing in the slightly used water? ( I am concerned about viruses etc. not drowning as it's only about 5 cups of water 1 inch deep) Thanks for any help/advice you can give me!
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Jul 5, 2016 2:15 PM CST
I would not recommend it myself. Birds can carry a number of disease. Other animals may also access the birdbath, such as raccoons. Lastly misquotes lay their eggs in water. A 20 month old is going to put there fingers in their mouths, eyes, ears. So not a good idea to play in a bird bath.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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Jul 5, 2016 2:20 PM CST
I agree
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