If you are having trouble with Dino’s at the start and want to tame a Dino to help protect you but a trike is proving to be to hard just look for one of these turtles and then knock them out and if one is not enough get more. They can be like your living turtle wall to stop raptors and even spinos and rexes from just easily walking in and killing you before you can even run
The carbonemys is perhaps one of the best creatures to tame in the early game, and provides decent protection against dilos and lone raptors. The carbonemys can easily be knocked out with a slingshot, and even a survivor with base movement speed can outrun one, making it one of the easiest tames for the early game. Not only can it carry a lot, it can be used a bait for taming (or escaping) big carnivores that would love to eat you and you (amazing pink dodo) for a snack.
Amazing for early game
Can carry lots of stuff
An easy source of meat, keratin, hide, and XP for early game players
Really slow on land
Gets stuck on stuff a lot
Makes annoying wailing noises all the time