i've never communicated telepathically with small animals; however, i am someone whose entire 'personal' experience is intellectual. i have sun, moon, mercury, venus, mars and ceres in air signs, with four of these in a grand air trine.
uranus is ruler of my sun, mercury and venus... he is posited in virgo, ruled by mercury.
my mind's eye is rarely wrong, and i can communicate my way into and out of anything.
not sure exactly what you're looking for, but i found your question intriguing