Parrot orders online via Amazon's Alexa

Corienne Pretorius, 39, was baffled after a £10 order for gift boxes, which she had not ordered, arrived at her house. The bemused mum-of-one questioned husband Jan, 45, a civil engineer, and son Jaden, eight, but quickly realised the culprit was Buddy - their African Grey Parrot. Corienne, from Greenwich, south east London, says the cheeky bird mimics her voice, and must have activated the smart device to place the strange order. She said: "I couldn’t believe it when I realised that it was Buddy who had used Alexa to make an Amazon order.