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!
Trying to teach Petra to sing "Happy Hatch Day" since she'll be 4 years old on Saturday. She didn't learn it... I walk away and hear "Alexa. Play Happy" and Pharrell Williams starts to play. She then says "Dance Oscar! Dance! WOO!" (Oscar is our Rose Breasted Cockatoo) and she then dances the the catchy … Continue reading Petra told Alexa to “Play Happy” while trying to learn a “Happy Hatch Day” song.
Petra is very vocal, but we are not going to focus on skills other than the English language. Color identification is one of them. It will take some time, as we don't make Petra do something if she doesn't want to, but we are hopeful she will have an understanding of color. If she can … Continue reading Color identification training, turns into ringtoss…
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