Petra yells “Alexa! Play Rockin Robin!”

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!”

Our African Grey learned to active “Away Mode” on her Alexa

Walked in the door today, and the Alexa was playing a LOUD conversation skit of a couple breaking up. Petra was saying "WOO!" and swinging on her swing. She activated the "Away mode" on Amazon echo. The Away mode plays random conversations so people think someone is home. We just assumed that Petra talking all … Continue reading Our African Grey learned to active “Away Mode” on her Alexa

Petra’s most recent viral video just hit ONE MILLION VIEWS!

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!

Public Service announcement. DO NOT GET A PARROT. Also, I can’t believe I forgot Bob’s last name is Barker.

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.

After a phone call from England, we found out Petra will be on Animal Planet! She’ll be filmed in September!

Our African Grey, Petra, is very famous for talking with her Alexa & Google Home. She has caught the attention of Animal Planet. We got a phone call from a very nice lady in England, and they are arranging to come film her in September! The show is called WAG, and there will be 40 … Continue reading After a phone call from England, we found out Petra will be on Animal Planet! She’ll be filmed in September!

Petra the African Grey & Oscar the Galah take on the Lip Sync Challenge

Petra is a very funny African Grey, known for her fun with Alexa and the Google Home. Her Friend Oscar, is a silly Rose Breasted Cockatoo who loves to dance. Together they paired up for the Lip Sync Challenge we see everyone doing. The song and dance by 2 birds Our favorite Lip Sync Challenge … Continue reading Petra the African Grey & Oscar the Galah take on the Lip Sync Challenge

Our Dog got fan mail. Petra “Oh Oh dropped it” with her peanut

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

Our Dog got checked out today by a mobil veterinarian. Jack is offered a peanut by Petra, who also talks to the vet…

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…