They're fun to have around, they unlock doors. I dunno, don't ask me, maybe they have a monkey wrench xD. Anyways they are good to have on your shoulder on neutral as they throw poop at enemies when you are hit, which slows them down. Good for taming things like trikes, just keep whistling neutral, passive so they don't absolutely hammer the thing your trying to tame
While on your shoulder and on agressive it will throw shit at enemies that slows them down a lot and does some damage. Like the dilophosaur, this monkey has a turret mode where it will not move, but it will throw shit at enemies.
Hands down my favourite companion. Slows enemies and inflicts torpor by throwing poop when on your shoulder, listens to commands when on your shoulder. Handy to escaping troublesome dinos or slowing annoying tames like the quetz. Only half his weight is added to you when he's on your shoulder, I keep my trapping gear in him like a few gates, pillars, bear traps etc and also a couple sleeping bags and tents incase things get rough. Stick a tracker on him and you can leave him in a 1x1 structure to refind downed tames etc, handy to keep an extra tracker at base in case you die he'll be with your body so you can easily find it again. Whistle on a bush and he'll collect berries. Collects meat and hide too but I'm not sure how, Just keep seeing it appear in his inventory. Can wear a helmet for additional protection and fun masks too! I put all his skill points into hp and weight. Warns you of danger too!
When taming wear gillie and drop them in a enclosed area to make taming easier when tamed they ride on your shoulder and throw poop at your target it slows the target and they can unlock wood thatch and stone doors but not metal when it's riding on your shoulder and your flying it will not fall over for any reason and if you spook it while trying to tame just leave its render for a few seconds and go back it will be unspooked