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!”
A science museum in Brittany, France, La Cité des télécoms of Pleumeur Bodou, just asked us if they can use Petra's videos in an exhibit next year about 'the voice.' We gave them permission. So now Petra will be in a museum! 🙂
Here is Petra's video on how we recommend to prepare for a hurricane when you have birds. Stay safe everyone! If you evacuate, each bird should have it's own travel cage. Especially if the birds you're trying to get in the same cage don't normally cohab, you may be setting yourselves up for disaster. They can … Continue reading How to prepare for a hurricane when you have birds. Stay safe everyone!
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 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.
Petra the African Grey loves her devices. She is world famous for turning the Hue Lights on, first with Alexa & then later on with her Google Home. Today we got her on camera getting them to talk... to each other lol. Petra said "Okay google." then paused and switched divices. "Alexa. All light..." Her … Continue reading Finally got Petra the Parrot on video getting the Google Home & Alexa to talk to each other!
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 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!