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!”

How to prepare for a hurricane when you have birds. Stay safe everyone!

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!

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

Petra’s most recent viral video just hit ONE MILLION VIEWS!

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!

Finally got Petra the Parrot on video getting the Google Home & Alexa to talk to each other!

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!

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.

Petra played fetch with the bird groomer, then danced. Oscar got his beaked trimmed.

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.