Go for a Stego. They’re not too difficult to tame and can gather wood and thatch as well as berries. They also provide extra defensive and offensive capabilities by means of their different plate modes, which is handy for harvesting in more dangerous areas. Your biggest problem taming them is going to be other Stegos aggro-ing when you attack one.
To the guy who said that you can’t harvest veggies, I beg to differ. On ragnarok near the dragon trench, you can find savaroot and rockarrot plants on the hills close to the beach. Easy no trouble food source.
Trike!! Easy to tame a low level, abundant, they should be way higher than 28. Their saddle is obtainable at much lower level than a bront.. my 78 collected about 90% as my bront and they are so much quicker and smaller.
While Iguanadons are much better in almost any way, Parasaurs still have their uses, and are definitely great for early berries. The reason being a parasaur is much easier to get saddle up and ready go, being 20 some levels before Iquanadons’s saddle. They also don’t attack you while caught in a bola making them easy to tame fast with a club. This is all not to mention the turret mode which can be very helpful throughout all game.
For those who are starting out fresh in the game and need of the barest substance to survive, berries found in the bushes is how I started. Get a trike and you’ll collect more. Get an ankly and you’ll collect some but also be able to get stone and metal which comes in handy later on. After that I’d recommend and argi so you can carry the ankly to where you need to go instead of walking. Just some tips for fresh people