DO NOT believe that this reduces weight on its inventory. As of today AUG 2020 I tested stacks of meats and berries etc, IT DOESNT. But instead it increases spoil timer of foods, meats and berries on its inventory. ⬆️ to prevent ppl from false informations!
The weight reduction does work. However the actual numerical weight of the items don't change. When placed in its inventory the weight looks the same. But when you pick it up after placing heavy items in its inventory look to see how much weight your actually carrying when it's on your shoulders. I promise you'll be happy
Very useful! Easiest thing to knock out and tame, they act differently depending on the future weather (I.E. digging at the ground means a heatwave, barking/chirping is a sandstorm, growling w/ fluffy tail is a thunderstorm, and hugging their tail means good ole rain), their inventory weighs half when they're being carried, and most importantly, they look cute af when wearing hats.
If you can get past the idea of it, they have a decent amount of babies and the ones with terrible food stats that die quickly were a good easy source of prime meat. I had a large farm of them on scorched earth.