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 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 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.
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
"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.