Thursday, March 28, 2013

Interview with Ruby the Kakariki


   Interview with Ruby the Kakariki (Transcript)

Bella: "Hello and welcome to the NZ New Zealand talkshow! Today I'm going to be interviewing the kakariki a.k.a red crowned parakeet. Say hello to the cheeky, mischievous, Ruby the kakariki!"

Ruby: "At last some adoring fans!"

Bella: "Ruby, tell me a bit about yourself."

Ruby: "Well, all I can say is that firstly kakariki aren't very well known, even though we are almost threatened and our population is always getting smaller. Furthermore, seeing as I'm a young female I'm only twenty-three centimetres tall (even though the average height for females is twenty-three to twenty-seven centimetres). Also, kakariki are protected species, which I think rocks!"

Bella: "Who or what are your predators?"

Ruby: "Cats. Especially Smokey, the cat next door to my nest. Everytime I go near him, he swipes his claws at me. I've lost a feather or two but I've lived to tell the tale! Since I'm a pet I'm not vulnerable to rats, stoats and weasels because they don't usually live in  a house."

Bella: "Do you know how humans save NZ birds from predators?"

Ruby: "Most of the time humans capture birds and bring them to a safer place where there are no predators. Sometimes humans just kill the predators to save the birds. Of course, that isn't the case with cats. Cats are loved heaps and heaps by their owners (but not by me). So if cats are the predators then humans usually go with option one."

Bella: "How would you describe yourself and how would other people describe you?"

Ruby: "I describe myself as cheeky but kind and caring. So-called "friendly neighbours" call me a pest, a nuisance because I'm always stealing fruit from their orchard. They can never catch me, thank goodness, because protected or not, that man has a rifle and he would quite happily shoot me down!"

Bella: "Any other facts you want to share?"

Ruby: "Well let's see. I also eat seeds and leaves. We are energetic birds and need space. Also, kakariki are rare in forests but common on islands."

Bella: "I've heard kakariki lay many eggs. Is that true?"

Ruby: "Actually, we don't lay too many eggs. Only four to nine. But I've got to find a mate first. Ooh, I'm hoping he'll be around twenty-seven to thirty centimetres tall. Well, he would be 'cause that' the average height for males."

Bella: "Thanks for coming Ruby! That's all for now but be sure to tune back in soon for the NZ New Zealand Talkshow!"

By Isabella


Brittany said...

This is such a clever idea! Doing a report in an interview format with an animal. Plus this student did an excellent job! :)

Anonymous said...

You did a very good job on your interview and picture of Ruby the kakariki! It was very entertaining, while telling the reader about the kakariki. -anonymous

Cyber Kids said...

I love the way you wrote your interview! I found it very interesting! I love kakariki it is very special!

Melville Intermediate, Hamilton said...

It was a very clever idea to mix the interview with humour bu interviewing an animal. It made me smile and laugh listening to your interview and I mean that in a very positive way. Great job.
Mr Webb and Room Five, Melville Intermediate School, Hamilton, Waikato.

Anonymous said...

Well done it's an amazing idea to do an interview with an animal.

Anonymous said...

I found it very funny and informative at the same time!
It was a really cool post.

Holly M said...

To Bella
You did a great job! You're very clever at doing that!

Holly M

Bella said...

Thank you for reading and listening to my post. I had a lot of fun making this post, even though it took a while to make! Thanks Brittany.-Bella

Bella said...

To:Holly M
Thank you so much! It means a lot to me when someone comments on my blog.

Bella said...

Thanks for commenting. I totally agree that kakariki are very special birds and they are also very pretty!

Bella said...

To: Mr Webb and Room Five.
Thanks so much form commenting! I'm glad you thought my post was funny, I put a lot of work into it. Also, keep your eyes peeled, I'll be writing another post soon!