This naughty parrot ‘secretly’ uses Amazon Alexa to shop for his fruits
Parrots are known to be smart and it is always a treat to hear them copy what humans say. But imagine a parrot, so smart, that it can copy the owner’s voice and instruct an Alexa-powered Echo device to buy its favourite fruits and vegetables. This is the story of Rocco-- an African Grey parrot--who has literally added a shopping list while speaking to an Amazon Alexa device daily. Rocco always had extraordinary speaking capabilities. In fact this ‘skill’ had landed Rocco in trouble previously when he had to be relocated from the National Animal Welfare Trust sanctuary in Berkshire due to his “bad language”, according to a report by BBC. The staff at the sanctuary thought that Rocco’s foul language might upset visitors.
To avoid a difficult situation, a worker at the sanctuary named Marion Wischnewski adopted him. In Rocco’s new found home, he became friends with Amazon Alexa and kept ordering Alexa to buy him whatever he likes to eat.
His Alexa-powered shopping list includes broccolis, ice creams, watermelons and raisins. The parrot has even order Alexa to get him a light bulb and a kite for reasons best known to him. It was only recently that the owner of the Amazon account discovered what the parrot was shopping online secretly.
Apart from shopping online, the parrot is an expert to instruct Alexa to play music and songs by Kings of Leon band is apparently Rocco’s favourite.