I’ve had pet birds for a long time but never found a dish I really like that is easy to clean and will keep the bird from fouling its own water. I tend to prefer round stainless steel dishes but only have two birds that I have switched over to these, the other two are a little harder to change due to the nature of their cages. I like how easy they are to clean and that they are less likely to get gnawed on by the birds. However the one big problem I have is the birds foul their water so quickly no matter the type of dish, they are either perching on the dishes and pooping in them or they are taking their food over to the water and dropping it in. I’ve though about trying drip waterers (like those for gerbils and the like) in addition to the water dish so they can always have fresh water but a pet store employee didn’t think that birds would be able to drink from them. Those covered crocks I see might keep them from perching on them but I don’t think it would keep them from dropping stuff in them. This seems to be a Quaker trait, when I had cockatiels they kept their water cleaner.
So do you have any recommendations for good dishes or a waterer that birds will use but can’t get fouled by them?