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Ornicure for Birds

Ornicure for Birds

  • 4g Sachet (Box of 8) £31.99


Ornicure powder is a pale coloured, water soluble, odourless form of the antibiotic doxycycline. It is used to treat pigeons and cage birds for respiratory and other infections, particularly Mycoplasma , Chlamydia and Psittacosis (Ornithosis).

The powder should be dissolved in distilled or deionised water and made fresh every 24 hours. No other products should be added to the solution and if possible. For pigeons and most small cage birds, one sachet should be dissolved in 2 litres of water. For parakeets and similar types which tend to have a lower water intake, one sachet is dissolved in half a litre of water to ensure adequate antibiotic intake. The margin of safety is good and Ornicure side effects are seldom encountered. A treatment course normally lasts for 5 days and no other source of drinking water must be provided at the same time. Ornicure can be used prophylactically and is normally used for 2 days per week for as long as required.

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  • Landline: 01582 842096
  • Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm (Collections only)
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All prices include VAT where applicable.

Delivery Information

How quickly do you deliver?

Under almost all products on our website is an Estimated dispatch time, check this for a delivery prediction specific to the item you are looking to purchase. These badges are updated live based on the stock levels we have and also those of our suppliers - so are usually very accurate, but cannot be guaranteed. In more general terms, we aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day of receiving payment (and a prescription if required). If we cannot do so within 3 working days we will contact you by email.

What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.

We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. The majority of light weight orders (less than 1.5kg) can be delivered for a flat rate of £10. For an accurate estimate of the delivery charge, please put the items you require in your basket and use the "Estimate Delivery" system on the shopping basket page (you only need to enter your country and postal/zip code) for a quick quote. For deliveries to the USA you may need to go to the checkout page and enter your full address to get a quote (as some services need your state in order to quote too). For more information on international deliveries, please see our delivery information page.

Delivery of aerosols

Due to air freight restrictions aerosols cannot ever be sent abroad by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.

Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.

Reviews (1)

Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Ornicure for Birds, including answers from our team.

2 April 2018 at 5:11pm

Treated chickens


My vet prescribed ornicure for my chickens. Will I be able to eat their eggs after a certain time period from treatment has elapsed?

  • Customer Service/Meds Advisor

Hi Emma,

Thank you for your query.

As this product is a prescription required product we would not be able to advise on this unfortunately. If you are concerned or unsure of anything in regard to your bird's medication, you must consult your vet surgeon.

We are sorry we couldn't be of any further assistance on this occasion.

20 January 2017 at 10:16pm


mariam mohammed afdal

How many drops of the 2 liters of ornicure to be added to drinking water

  • Veterinary Advisor

1 sachet of the Ornicure should be dissolved in 2 litres of water. The whole 2 litres should then be given to the the birds instead of their normal drinking water. If the birds are not likely to drink 2 litres in 24 hours then it is also fine to dissolve 1 sachet in half a litre of water. The solution should be changed every 24 hours and no other source of drinking water should be provided at the same time.