Parrot uses Alexa to order fruit, kite while owner is away

African Grey parrot
Posted at 12:57 PM, Dec 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-16 16:00:43-05

A parrot in the United Kingdom used his owner’s Alexa to shop online while his owner was away, according to the Daily Mail.

According to the paper, the parrot’s owner, Marion Wischnewski, decided to foster him after volunteering at a sanctuary.

The bird was placed at the sanctuary because staff feared his use of swear words would upset people.

After taking the bird home, Wischnewski, said she started noticing that the bird was purchasing things like watermelon, raisins, ice cream, a light bulb and even a kite while she was away.

Wischnewski says, after catching the shopaholic, she now checks her online shopping list when she comes home to cancel any items purchased by the parrot.