My roommates have birds. Parrots and finches. The finches are fine, they just sit in their cage 24/7 and don't say much. There's this one that's almost pure white that looks cool too.
But the parrots. Holy hell. They don't, ever, shut the hell up. Not sure what kind they are, but they don't talk talk. They just make as much noise as possible to guarantee that I wake up at a certain time, get a headache, and never ever go downstairs because they make me go crazy, even when trying to make food.
I have a couple of pet rats and they're super awesome pets. They sort of have a bad rep to some people but really they're almost like dogs in a super small/easy to take care of form personality wise :3.
Here's a pic of one of my rats and my giant pup, being bffs!
I just found a tiny mantis on my morning walk. It was sitting on a smaller branch that lied on the path, and had a leaf-shaped butt. I picked its' branch up and put it on a tree stump away from the path, where it hopefully won't be smushed.