Petra and Alexa. The very first time we got her on video telling Alexa to turn all lights on, was in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. We had no power, and had removed the hurricane shutter off the back door to let light in, and the dogs out to go potty. Petra was VERY mad … Continue reading All about Petra, Alexa & Google Home.
Petra knows that this is Oscar's (Our Rose Breasted Cockatoo) favorite song. It's the first time we've been able to get her on video asking Alexa to play it. She starts out in her food bowl, bottom left of the video. Then moves out of the food bowl, telling herself "Step up. Good Girl Petra!" … Continue reading Petra yells “Alexa! Play Rockin Robin!”
Petra got 2 toys from Carlos A Carrasco! A really neat rope toy and a shreddable toy! How ever "New things are scary" and the size of the rope circle was more that they could handle. The end of This video tells you just how scar new things are lol. He was even kind enough … Continue reading Petra & Jack got fan mail! Out takes at the end of the video.
Petra is our very famous Congo African Grey. She has a large vocabulary, and an amazing understanding of the English language, often putting together her own sentences. Petra can use her Alexa (Amazon Echo) and her Google Home, to turn the Hue bulbs on and off. She also asks the two devices different questions, often … Continue reading Petra’s most recent viral video just hit ONE MILLION VIEWS!
This is a typical Evening with Petra, the Congo African Grey. Starts off with us turning the lights back on. Here is what she says: Petra's unedited video beep. Come here step up. beep. ok here step up. good girl. come here step up. Lets get you a scratch scratch. Oscar. Petra want an animal … Continue reading Transcript of Petra the talking Parrot’s unedited video on Youtube.
This is a public service announcement. DO NOT GET A PARROT. We've had a lot of people tell us they're going to get a bird, after seeing Petra's viral videos. This BLird (Bird Blog) is to help spread the word to not do that. Birds are nasty, you'll get poop, feathers & dander in places … Continue reading Public Service announcement. DO NOT GET A PARROT. Also, I can’t believe I forgot Bob’s last name is Barker.
Today Petra was interviewed by Jessica Pineda, for a future issue of Bird Talk Magazine. We don't know when it will come out yet, but it was fun being interviewed! The video of the entire interview will not be posted, but stay tuned for more information!
Checked Petra's P.O. Box today. We got a gift from a fan, but this time it was our dog Jack Jack who got a toy! When asked what she had to say about that, she replied with "I want a peanut." She then accidentally dropped it, and said "OhOh dropped it!" Petra's vocabulary, and use … Continue reading Our Dog got fan mail. Petra “Oh Oh dropped it” with her peanut
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 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.