Naughty parrot keeps using Alexa to buy things online

Last updated at 13:52
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Who's a clever boy then? A parrot called Rocco has been placing orders online by chatting to a voice activated device.

The parrot swooped in for some early Christmas shopping - buying watermelons, raisins, broccoli, ice cream, a light bulb and even a kite.

Unfortunately, those items weren't on his owner's Christmas wish list, but are all the things Rocco likes to eat. Although we're not sure what a parrot needs with a light bulb or a kite.

It's not the first time the naughty parrot has been in trouble. He was re-homed from the National Animal Welfare Trust sanctuary in Berkshire because staff thought his bad language might upset visitors.

Sanctuary worker Marion Wischnewski volunteered to foster him and took him to her home in Oxfordshire.

The African Grey - a breed known for its ability to copy words - added shopping to a virtual supermarket list by speaking to the device.


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  • Comment number 15. Posted by Shiny silver flute

    23 Feb 2019 11:30
  • Comment number 14. Posted by Hope

    24 Dec 2018 14:29

    H o w come a parrot eat a kite & Lightbulb??!

    P a r r o t s D o n ` t E v e n H a v e M o n e y ! ! !

    I wish Rocco was my pet, He sound really funny!
  • Comment number 13. Posted by U17291603

    16 Dec 2018 12:26
    Lol 😂
    I wish Rocco was my pet, he sounds so funny!
  • Comment number 12. Posted by U17373597

    16 Dec 2018 10:14
    How come parrots eat kites, also parrots don't have money, and the owner didn't say anything!
  • Comment number 11. Posted by Doctor who fan 95

    16 Dec 2018 9:19
  • Comment number 10. Posted by Doctor who fan 95

    16 Dec 2018 9:18
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  • Comment number 9. Posted by U17156504

    16 Dec 2018 9:15
    Wow that is so cool!
  • Comment number 8. Posted by U17369102

    15 Dec 2018 13:19
  • Comment number 7. Posted by U17329411

    15 Dec 2018 12:23
    What !? How did this parrot know how to do this??
  • Comment number 6. Posted by Fuffylioncub

    15 Dec 2018 12:19
    Haha 😂