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.
First thing I tamed. Raptors jumped me I died, went back couldn't find it. Fast forward 2 MONTHS, find it in front of my house with a Rex bone helmet and a Spino egg along with some berries (I had wandering enabled). Loss of words.