I've recently seen a post about talking to animals, and there have been very interesting discussions there. But this made me think of how a theoretical human, with basic physiology, could work with animals and receive benefits from their abilities. I'm wondering if it's possible to create a sort of symbiotic relationship, similar to the way we interact with plants with the carbon dioxide/oxygen cycle.
One of the main considerations that made me spark this question was looking at pufferfish. From my understanding, it seems like some pufferfish are able to breathe in pure oxygen through their gills to inflate themselves rapidly. This might seem impossible given our inability to communicate with them, but to a person who can alter their behavior, this could be an opportunity to get a burst of oxygen through this. This might be somewhat inhumane, though, and I am certainly looking for more peaceful methods whereby the animal would not be inconvenienced by this.
For rough specifications, I've only thought of the following requirements:
- The human can keep a steady stream of communication/manipulation to the animal
- He'd highly prefer that the animal is not hurt in any way
- He has most control over life of visible size (i.e. minimum would be size of a tadpole, probably)
Basically, would our hero have much benefit in interacting with animals on a deeper level, and create relationships of this kind? Thanks for reading, y'all!