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Old November 25th 03, 03:15 AM
Mr B
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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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Old November 25th 03, 03:19 AM
Gail
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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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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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Old November 25th 03, 03:19 AM
Gail
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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
"Mr B" wrote in message
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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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Old November 25th 03, 03:19 AM
Gail
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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
"Mr B" wrote in message
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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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Old November 25th 03, 03:58 AM
Karen M.
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Mr B wrote:

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.


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.

K

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Old November 25th 03, 03:58 AM
Karen M.
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Mr B wrote:

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.


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.

K

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Old November 25th 03, 03:58 AM
Karen M.
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Mr B wrote:

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.


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.

K

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Old November 25th 03, 04:31 AM
Sherry
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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.

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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Old November 25th 03, 04:31 AM
Sherry
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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.

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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Old November 25th 03, 04:31 AM
Sherry
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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.

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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