While Wischnewski offered shelter to the parrot, she didn't anticipate that her shopping bills will shoot up after Rocco figured out a way to use Alexa to order things like fruit, lightbulbs, ice cream, and more.
Rocco's owner Marion Wischnewski told the Daily Mail that she was shocked when she realized what Rocco has done.
African grey parrots are known for their exceptionally high intelligence and mimicking skills. BBC reports that Rocco was re-homed from the National Animal Welfare Trust sanctuary in Berkshire because staff thought his foul language might upset visitors. To avoid a hard situation, a worker at the sanctuary named Marion Wischnewski adopted him.
Rocco also loves using Alexa to listen to his favorite music: Kings of Leon, an American rock band. "Often I come in and there's music playing", Wischnewski told DailyMail.
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Before his accidental online shopping habit, Rocco the African Gray parrot was put up for adoption by the National Animal WelfaTrust sanctuary because it feared his swearing would scare visitors, the Daily Mail reported on December 14.
The owner, who said she has started going over her Alexa logs each day to cancel Rocco's purchases, said the bird also tried to buy a kite and a light bulb.
Alexa interprets these as online shopping requests and adds them to the connected account's shopping cart.