In a story I'm going to write one of the MCs has a telepathic link with her pet pig. I was totally okay with this idea until... I remembered talking animals aren't really in YA. I immediately told myself I was fine because my animal is telepathic, but I would like to hear what other YA writers think.

I know that in some YA stories dragons have telepathic links with a human/humans. I would be okay with changing the pig to something like a dragon if telepathic fantasy creatures are more acceptable.