"Any form of life. Though, to be fair, there are some forms of life that have no need to communicate to someone such as myself."
Bacteria, for example, made for horrible conversation partners.
Jake twisted his body and chewed at his right hind leg for a moment where he had a pestering itch. Perhaps from a bug hopping on him from the grassy medium between the sidewalk and the street.
"Some of my species evolved on Earth after traveling there centuries ago. You are correct, however. I was not born there. I was born on a planet orbited by one of the Mother Ships. I didn't live there very long though. After a few weeks I began my schooling on one of the ships. Then I joined the Science Academy. Then flight school. Now I'm here."
Of course, there were other events and adventures in between. But this was casual getting-to-know-you talk. Besides, he wouldn't want to bore Hannibal.