Early game when I restar I always put together a defense squad and it’s three high level dilos and two turtles. All female just for extra food (eggs) anytime. Don’t worry about the turtles attack just the hp because the dilos are mostly there to attack from behind and do the bulk of the damage. Whatever is attacking will go for the turtles unless the dilos get there and then the turtles will snap at it and then it’ll aggravate on the turtles and they attack fast enough that whatever it is doesn’t have time to switch between all attackers. And to add I’ll casually take a stab from the side with a spear from time to time while shooting whatever it is in the head with a bow. Hope this helps. Also on pvp servers these squads wreck people on allos lol.
First dino I ever tamed and bred. In my opinion its a slow breeder. But hell of a defender. Its just a good tame all around especially due to the fact its 10x better then a trike (in defense) and the saddle is relatively easy to unlock. Plus its got a cool swimming animation.
Whoever said its a fridge on legs is wrong, these guys don't slow the spoil time any more than your average tame. I tried to refrigerate mutton and it didn't work, now I have to find another ovis to tame my spino.