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
Great early tame to keep around waters you’ll have to cross often - just level health and melee and park it in the water (as they can’t drown) in neutral and they’ll draw in and kill any piranhas that spawn nearby. Presumably possible to do in the oceans with Megalodons as well since they’re drawn to tamed creatures.
Carbonemys have a lot of health, and becuase of this i use it as bait when i am trying to tame carnivores to lure them towards me. These turtles can also be used for berry farming although they are not amazing at it.
My turtle shelly level 45 helped me takeout a dino called allo or whatever it looked kinda like a trex but anyways i just started the game so i saw this turtle and searched up how to tame one i figured i should get a slingshot first when i got it i shot it and made it follow me till it got stuck in two trees so i knocked it down and a day later i found an another turtle fighting this dino that looks like a t rex i helped the turtle and made my turtle shelly fight with us so the other turtle died but me and shelly made it. Now i'm level 15 still a starter and this story it recent but what i mean that these creatures are in my opinion the best in the game
For players new to the game, being chased by dillos is not fun. I don’t have to worry about that anymore, but for all you new people: when you see a dilophosaur, jump onto the tail of a medium-high level Carbonemys and climb up then ride on the untamed turtle while it deals with your dilo problem.
When you dismount him u stand on his back. You can use him like a rock to KO dilos and raptors or stay out of the reach of Bob's club. Also the only herbivore that can be penned underwater. Build a 2x2 and hide him in the ocean with your goodies.