To me they are actually pretty fat good travel buddies and good for killing plant x so yeah they're extremely useful the only thing is once I was on my PS4 and I got a Ark and I tamed a few dodosand my friends told me they are useless so I told him no they're not they're actually pretty good suicide bombers because you just put a C4 on him them and pick them up with a Pteranodon and Drop them into an enemy base and just detonate them and watch the fireworks and also they're good biological chemical weapons get a cure first and then take a few dodos into the swamp and get them all infected and then pick them up with a Pteranodon and drop them in to an enemy base and then Cure yourself so yeah they are not useless and then I get online the next day and I see them on claiming all my dodos and then I'm like guys you know I can just team more and they're like yeah but if you keep on taming them will kick you out of the tribe and I'm like well you are sensitive about a few dodos LOL
Me I tame a dodo and I let him in my house (My house is very not protected.) When I came back a dilophausorus was dead in front of my door and my dodo was is murder. Conclusion let your dodo guard your house.
Encountering this creature will mean your imminent death. If you want to take this you need a tek trap, as they can break metal. It can outrun almost all creatures. It will take approx. 350 shocking tranq darts for a level one and 1240 for a 180.