These are a useful shoulder pet that are commonly used in pvp because you can throw them at the opponents and do lots of damage. These guys can be cute and fuzzy when tamed but they are constantly judging you for your actions while on your shoulder, so don’t mind the little growls they make.
You can strap a c4 to a micro raptor, and if you have a couple of these, maybe 10, you can whistle attack onto someone riding a parasaur or bronto, and switch to the detonator, wait until you see the first damage indicator, and press the button. The person gets stunned, their mount dead, and your little turkeys will finish them off. I accidentally did this to my friend on small tribes when he wasn’t in my tribe at the time.