Always stay crouched while taming. And never get close enough to touch it. While following the monkey, if the monkey ever stops, its very likely It will turn and start to walk in a different direction. So be aware that it might walk in your direction. Hope this helps : )
I just tested this, but if you set them on wandering and throw them at a patch of bushes/bamboo shoots or whatever, they can actually gather a decent quantity of berries and seeds. Just be sure to clean their inventory so they can continue and then pick them up and throw them at a new patch of shrubs! Simple as that! Hopefully people find this useful
These dudes are quite useful. But even more useful in multiplayer. If you manage to get them inside a base they can unlock doors during raids. And they can throw poop! You can also equip them with hats which looks better on them than hoomans.
Dude, these things are FRAGILE when in the wild. I literally found a female one to tame, but a Dilophosaurus had just then decided that she would make a tasty snack, so I stood my ground and rushed past the monkey, feeding her a mejoberry as I did so, and saved her at the same time by distracting the Dilophosaurus by fighting and killing it (even when I knocked it unconscious I killed it as I gave that thing’s sorry flank no mercy). She did get a bit startled by the commotion of the fight and ran away, but because I ran in the opposite direction while fighting the Dilophosaurus, she quickly lost sight of us just as quickly as she had obtained it. Taming her right now. #SaveTheMonkeys #SaveTheMesopithecus