Jack Jack needed his shots updated. So today we had a vet come to our house, Paws Around Town Mobil Vet Hospital. We can not say enough how professional, kind, caring, and convenient they are. If you are in the Orlando area, and need a great vet for your pet, you should check them out. … Continue reading Our Dog got checked out today by a mobil veterinarian. Jack is offered a peanut by Petra, who also talks to the vet…
Petra will, daily, ask her Google Home and her Alexa "What's the weather?" Yesterday, while on her training perch, she heard a LOUD crack of Thunder. Oscar, our Roes Breasted Cockatoo, hit the bottom on his cage in a panic. He sounded the alarm with what we call his squeaky toy honk. It was explained … Continue reading Petra learns what lightning is, and isn’t a fan, “Lightning Bad.”
Petra the african grey is an amazing talker. We’ve been told she’s the smartest bird in the world! She has been interviewed by CBS and FOX news. Petra is a pro at turning the lights off and on with her beloved Alexa. She has learned the Google Home. She also asks her Alexa and Google … Continue reading Petra’s Story. From first words, talking to Alexa, Inside Edition, her CBS & FOX interviews, & Google Home.
Today Petra turned 4 years old! She was hatched June 14, 2014. We finished hand feeding her, and had her ever since. Petra has brought great joy to our lives, and Oscar, our Rose Breasted cockatoo. Though Oscar doesn't get as much camera time as Petra, he does get just as much out of cage … Continue reading Petra Parrot Party! Today she is 4! Also… the Google home did something odd.
We want to include your name or online name in our upcoming thank you message when we show Petra her toys. Thank you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__Fya7oseBs
Petra asked "Alexa? What's they?" to which her device says, "They is the 3rd person, plural personal, pronoun in modern English." I have been working on training her, and Petra learns the best with animation and praise. So I give her lots of positive feedback. Petra then says "PistachioooO!" To which she get's more praise, … Continue reading Petra finally says Pistachio! Asks Alexa “What’s They.” Get’s an English lesson, she then wants a peanut.
"Petra, why do you insist on having a party when I leave the house? I took the dog out again, I come in and you're playing this song." Our funny African Grey climbs higher up in the cage and says "Come here step up." She then tells me "I'm a good girl." Laughing I say, … Continue reading I leave the house, the parrot throws a party.
Trying to teach Petra to sing "Happy Hatch Day" since she'll be 4 years old on Saturday. She didn't learn it... I walk away and hear "Alexa. Play Happy" and Pharrell Williams starts to play. She then says "Dance Oscar! Dance! WOO!" (Oscar is our Rose Breasted Cockatoo) and she then dances the the catchy … Continue reading Petra told Alexa to “Play Happy” while trying to learn a “Happy Hatch Day” song.
Petra is very vocal, but we are not going to focus on skills other than the English language. Color identification is one of them. It will take some time, as we don't make Petra do something if she doesn't want to, but we are hopeful she will have an understanding of color. If she can … Continue reading Color identification training, turns into ringtoss…