Starve taming doesn't work too well for 2 reasons
1. It's food bar may be small, so it may start losing health before it even gets close to tame time.
2. The cool down gap for eating cake, means that you need to factor in the eating time.
Hope this helps
It’s best to have a Redwood home on a tree platform with a few sap taps and beehives, a flying mount, and the crops(savoroot, rockarrot, longrass) and stimulants needed for the vegetable cake recipe. The hardest part of the tame is crafting the taming food as it takes time for crops to grow, bee hives to turn rare flower to honey, and sap to come out. You can also pick up the snail for quick transport