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Parrot Uses Amazon Alexa To Order Items While Owner Is Away

Posted at 10:00 PM, Dec 16, 2018

(WLWT) – A parrot in the United Kingdom that was once kicked out of the National Animal Welfare Trust sanctuary for swearing too much is at it again. This time, he using Amazon Alexa to order items while his owner is away.

Rocco, an African grey parrot, reportedly learned how to use Alexa to order watermelon and strawberries. He also attempted to order light bulbs, ice cream and a kite.

Marion Wischnewski, who works at the sanctuary, adopted Rocco after he was removed from the sanctuary for his foul language. She told The Daily Mail she has to check her account every day to see what the parrot has done.

“I have to check the shopping list when I come in from work and cancel all the items he’s ordered,” Wischnewski said.

Along with using the device to order things, Rocco also uses Alexa to listen to music, and reportedly is a big fan of the band Kings of Leon.

“They chat away to each other all day,” Wischnewski said. “Often I come in and there’s music playing.”

Fortunately, none of Rocco’s orders go on to be purchased, thanks to a parental lock Wischnewski puts on the device.