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

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!