ORLANDO, FL (CBS Local) – A very chatty parrot has found a new toy that’s allowing her to run an entire house. Using Amazon’s Alexa, Petra the parrot is becoming an Internet sensation after learning to give the voice-activated device commands.
“First, you’re like half awake and … like, ‘Was that a dream? Did that just happen?'” her owner told WKMG. “All day, every day, it’s all lights on, all lights off.”READ MORE: BeREGGAE Music and Arts Festival brings entertainment, healing to the community
The tech-savvy African Grey Congo parrot is only four-years-old and reportedly knows more than 300 words, making her conversations with the virtual home assistant an instant social media hit.
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Petra’s owner has created a YouTube channel for the clever bird. Over 13,000 people have already subscribed to see Petra’s adventures in her Florida home; many of them featuring her new digital sidekick. She’s even been filmed video chatting with another chatty bird, Einstein the Talking Texan Parrot, during a recent Facebook post.MORE NEWS: Hands to Heal GA raising funds for program to help youth cope with stress, anxiety
“We’ve been told she’s the smartest bird in the world!” her owner wrote on Petra’s official Facebook page. The four-year-old is already working on a new trick to entertain her followers. According to Petra’s owner, she’s now learning how to talk to Google Home.