About Us

Mitch CAtherine Peaches in the Windy City Parrot Birdie Boutique
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Windy City Parrot was hatched in 1993. It is comprised of the following entities.

WindyCityParrot.com – Internet Sales
Website launched 12/31/01 – Now shipping 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 http://www.windycityparrot.com/ came on the heels of reduced bird fair attendance after 9/11. Opening the Windy City Parrot Birdie Boutique on Chicago’s northwest side enabled feathered companion enthusiasts to benefit from 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 two moves later, Catherine oversees fufilment from the new compact Birdie Boutique in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village. When she’s not overseeing shipping she is the buyer for all the categories at windycityparrot.com except cages & stands which Mitch orders.

Catherine excels at website design. Cooking and collecting avian antique objects d’art are hobbies she enjoys as time allows. 

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 salesperson home improvement organization, 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 2007 W. Fulton St in Chicago on the Near West Loop side of Chicago

We moved to a larger facility in April 2008, but 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. Our new bird cage and parrot stand showroom is ready to help you select your pet bird’s new home.

Windy City Parrot
906 N Western Ave.
Chicago IL 60622



He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they would visit their monthly birdie brunch in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground. Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care. He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis. He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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  1. When I first rescued my CAG 10 years ago I immediately put her on Harrison’s HP and soon discovered that she was allergic to it (very itchy with feather pulling behavior). I tried other pelleted diets to no avail, even rice based, and same allergic results. When I stopped between these various pellets she returned to normal behavior. I was never ever able to discern what it was in the pellets that caused this and I got tired of subjecting her to my tests. I really would like to find a pellet that I could use. It’s been 10 years now so maybe some things or formulas have changed. I saw the mention of the new Hagen Torpican Alternative Formula diet and thought I might try that.
    Have you ever encountered bird owners that claim their bird has allergies to pellets? My avian vet says birds don’t get allergies….I believe he’s wrong.
    Suggestions to try would be appreciated.


  2. Thank you for the kind words Beth Anne

    We like Blessings and carried it for about six months. Unfortunately Ms. Blessings treated the business more as a hobby thus her fulfillment times were all over the board both for drop shipping and stock orders.

    We reluctantly dropped the line because she cannot meet our customer’s expectations in terms of delivery

  3. Oh what a shame!!! Well, do you have any insight to any other brands which have the same type of complete range of stuff? Or am I destined to keep searching? Hard with a Lori with health issues.

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