A parrot in London stumped its owner by managing to place an order with online giant Amazon, according to The Sun.
Corienne Pretorius, 39, couldn’t work out why she had received a £10 set of gift boxes, reported the British newspaper.
After interrogating her family, Pretorius realised her five-year-old African Grey had made the order while she was out.
Buddy the parrot, impersonating one of her conversations, had used Amazon’s Alexa voice-controlled system.
A connected speaker allows customers to use the system to order things online or perform tasks in the home, such as dimming lights, turning on a coffee maker or playing their favourite music.
Corienne said: “I couldn’t believe it when I realised that Buddy had made an Amazon order. We’ve had the device for four months and I use it to play music or make ‘to do’ lists but I’ve never ordered anything online.”
A spokesman for Amazon said customers could turn off voice purchasing in the application’s settings.