When fighting the fearsome dodo never go head on. I know from experience that dodos in a pack a hit hard took my 150 perfect tame giga out lost it to a lvl 1 dodo. Beware they are some of the most fearsome Dino's on the island. My tip to you is to only encounter from afar with ranged weapons such as rocket launchers. The best way I have found is to drag it out into a body of water, but beware they swim really fast, but get under then a pike with several friends.
If you should sadly encounter a Wild Dodo DO NOT ANGER IT. It may look like it Fleeing the battle but it is actually regrouping with it flock. Onced regrouped this dino stops at nothing to track down it target. A lvl 1 dodo can whip a lvl 120 rex ALONE. In a flock they are a force to be reckoned with.
These creatures, though small, are one of the deadliest of ARK, behind the bosses. They are incredibly difficult to tame, and don't even get me started on killing them. You will need 5-7 Rexes depending on level. Once killed, they give little meat, but have an 80% chance of dropping a mastercraft blueprint. All in all, very hard to kill and tame, and are powerful. Last thing they get seriously nerfed when tamed, like gigas. They become weaker than a dilo. Thanks for reading!
Eats rock elemental eggs and only spawns in volcano, a good mount and an epic oil gatherer, it's saddle takes a lot of chitin and hide but has a portable fabricator on its back, 10/10 would recommend as a war bird and good against wyverns...