Hi everyone. I posted earlier about a city pigeon I captured earlier today. She came here yesterday and she was not acting quite right. Well today she came again and was still acting odd, kind of walking slowly and staying by herself. We feed our birds so we get a few birds here and a few pigeons too. I am guessing she has probably been coming here to eat for a while now but something has happened to her. We did have a huge wind storm here in Chicago a couple days ago. I wonder if she got hurt or something. Anyhow, I laid some seed out on the back porch for her this afternoon and she did eat some along with three other pigeons who were eating it too. Well this male all of a sudden jumped on her( probably trying to mate with her). Well he did not help matters and she was walking even slower then. I shooed him away from her. I then got her and brought her inside. I have her in a small dog cage with food and water placed inside for her. I have been trying to figure out what to do with her. I do not really know much about birds or how to care for them. Someone mentioned something to me about city pigeons carrying all kinds of disease. Is this true?? Am I safe keeping her in my home? I mean I put gloves on when I handled her to put her in the cage. Someone said they carry mites and parasites. I have to be careful because I have chronic health issues myself. Do they carry dangerous diseases people can catch or is that a myth? Sorry, I just do not know much about pigeons. I am a huge animal lover though and hate to see any animal in distress. I have the cage lined with puppy training pads to catch any poops. I will have to change them out and am worried now with hearing she may carry diseases. Should I be worried about this? I have no clue what to do here. I am scared to handle her too much.