Windy City Parrot History

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Catherine Tobsing – President
Shown with Sunshine 
Mitch Rezman- Vice President


About Windy City Parrot
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Windy City Parrot was hatched in 1993. It is comprised of the following entities. – Internet Sales
Website launched 12/31/01 – We ship to North America, Europe, Asia and Australia Monday through Friday.
Windy City Parrot Birdie Boutique
Open 5 days a week with the best selection of bird & parrot supplies in the Midwest

About the owners

Catherine Tobsing is the President of Windy City Parrot, Inc. Catherine enjoyed exotic birds as a hobby for many years before becoming an avian supply vendor in 1993. The birth of came on the heels of reduced bird fair attendance after 9/11.

Opening the first Windy City Parrot Birdie Boutique on Chicago’s northwest side enabled feathered companion enthusiasts to benefit from the feedback Catherine received at more than 500 avian events spanning a decade.

Undaunted by the total loss of her business due to devastating fire on June 23rd 2005, Catherine’s management ability was stretched to the limit with hundreds of orders and no inventory or computers..

Overcoming that tragedy and 2 moves later, Catherine oversees fulfillment from the new compact Birdie Boutique in Chicago’s Ukrainian village at 906 N. Western Ave.

When she’s not overseeing shipping she is the buyer for all the many food, toy and care product categories at excepting cages & stands which Mitch orders.

Catherine enjoys collecting antique parrot objects d’art and antique furniture, books, traveling, camping and spending time with friends and family.

Mitch Rezman is Vice President and General Manager. Mitch’s history of outside sales covers two tangible product sales categories over 25 years. He brings fresh marketing views to a once cottage industry. As a managing partner in a 110 sales person home improvement organization, and a manufacturer’s rep for 18 branded lines working through regional and national wholesale distributors, Mitch has enabled Windy City Parrot to enjoy unprecedented growth.

In June 2005 the Windy City Parrot Birdie Boutique suffered a fire that took the store from us. In September 2005 the Windy City Parrot Outlet Center opened at Fulton St and Damen Ave in Chicago on the Near West Loop side of Chicago.

We then moved to a larger facility in April 2008 but soon felt the space was unsustainable due to the rapid economic downturn.

Downsizing to financially fit the new economic landscape we now fulfill internet and phone orders Monday through Friday at our new, smaller Birdie Boutique in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village, just 3 blocks from our home. The store is packed with over 200 quality varieties of food and treats, loads of bird toys and care items, brands like Lixit, Booda, Prevue, Goldenfeast, Harrisons, Roudybush, too many to list here. Our additional bird cage & parrot stand showroom is available to help you select your pet bird’s new home too.

Windy City Parrot
906 N Western Ave.
Chicago IL 60622

Mitch on his Triumph Rocket 3
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