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 has a P.O. Box that her fans send letters, art, and toys to! She has a Petra Parents Approved shopping list on Amazon, for safety sake, we only let her have toys off of there. She got a shredding toy from Sugran Quamar, and Britany sent more fan art! Toys are important, because they help … Continue reading Petra got fan mail, fan art, 30K subscribers & 1.8 MILLION views on most recent viral video! Thank you everyone!
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!”
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
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.
Our friend Megan, from five feather services, came by to trim Oscar's beak. He was hatched with a pretty bad underbite, and requires it to be trimmed so he can eat. Megan always does a great job with our birds. She uses a combination of clipping and grinding to help him. While she was here, … Continue reading Petra played fetch with the bird groomer, then danced. Oscar got his beaked trimmed.
Checked the P.O. box today. Petra AND Alexa got their first fan art! Sent in from Maggie F. She did a fantastic job. Petra is dancing on her parrot wizard training perch, saying "Dance, dance, dance woo!" "Petra, you are so cute and funny with your Alexa! Please say hi to Oscar for me! From, … Continue reading Petra & Alexa got their first fan art!
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!
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.