A foul-mouthed parrot uses Amazon's Alexa to order things when his owner is away
A parrot that was kicked out of an animal sanctuary for swearing too much is in trouble again, but this time, for a different reason.
Rocco the African grey parrot – who was removed from a National Animal Welfare Trust sanctuary in the United Kingdom – enjoys chatting with Alexa on his owner’s Amazon Echo so much so that he keeps using it to order things.
According to the Sun, Rocco has ordered strawberries, watermelon, raisins, broccoli and ice cream, as well as a kite, kettle and light bulbs.
“Rocco and Alexa chat away to each other all day,” said his owner, Marion Wischnewski. “Then I have to check the shopping list and cancel all the items he’s ordered.”
Wischnewski, of the National Animal Welfare Trust in Berkshire where Rocco had been living, took the parrot home to live with her because they did not want his swearing to be seen on public display. His previous owner reportedly had taught him swear words.
Wischnewski said Rocco also uses Alexa to play music, with rock his preferred genre.
“And he loves a boogie with Alexa. But it has to be something fast, like his favourite Kings of Leon,” she said.