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Moment African Grey Parrot Tells Alexa To Add Pulled Pork To The Shopping List

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Moment African Grey Parrot Tells Alexa To Add Pulled Pork To The Shopping List

Although it's common knowledge that parrots have the ability to mimic human speech, it never fails to surprise us when we see it happen IRL.

It's even more surprising when a parrot in a viral TikTok clip asks Alexa to add pulled pork to its shopping list.

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African Grey parrot Max can be seen asking Alexa for pulled pork in a nighttime clip his owner managed to save and upload to the video sharing app.

"Alexa," the 21-year-old songbird says. "Add pulled pork."

Our minds are officially blown.

Alexa is a virtual assistant created by Amazon. It allows people to make requests, play music or answer questions via voice command.

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The owner confirmed in the video's caption that Max's food request was added to Alexa's list. We hope they like pulled pork.

TikTok users were both intrigued, if a little scared, but many found the whole ordeal rather funny.

“WHY DOES HE SOUND LIKE A GROWN MAN IM SCARWD [sic],” one TikTok user said in the comments.

Similarly, another commenter shared: “Nah bro the way it laughs is scary.”

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And a third quipped: “Devious little bird.”

Another scared person wrote: “I’m sorry if I heard that voice in the middle of the night I’d pass away from fear no thanks.”

Cheeky parrot Max added pulled pork to his owner's Alexa shopping list (Credit: Maxtheafricangrey2000/TikTok)
Cheeky parrot Max added pulled pork to his owner's Alexa shopping list (Credit: Maxtheafricangrey2000/TikTok)

While someone else asked: “Why does he laugh like an old man that smokes.”

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However some people thought Max’s impression of his owner was quite good. “African Greys are impressive birds,” one TikTok viewer shared.

Birds learn to communication by imitating their parents, and for birds that live with humans, this often means they learn to copy their owners' voices perfectly.

African Grey parrots can mimic human voices (Credit: Shutterstock)
African Grey parrots can mimic human voices (Credit: Shutterstock)

Birds like Max don't have vocal chords and they are thought to make sounds and tones using the muscles and membranes in their throats.

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In addition to Grey parrots, Amazon parrots, Cockatoos and Parakeets can also mimic human voices.

You learn something new on TikTok everyday!

Featured Image Credit: Maxtheafricangrey2000/TikTok

Topics: Life, Real Life, Animals

Gregory Robinson
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