Already said but worth saying again - upgrade its melee damage for more cold resistance!
Otters are the ONLY creature in ARK that can carry multiple artefacts in its inventory at once. MAKE SURE you bring one it a cave to get multiple of them at once.
Note for mobile player. Otter can't carry artifact at all. So if you aim to tame one to carry artifact, don't waste your time.
I’ve read many of the comments and I just want to clarify that the otter insulates you. Meaning yes it will protect you from the cold, however it also helps keep you cool from heat.
The otter can be very useful for gathering fish meat — it will harvest fish on demand. You can also use it to forage for Silica Pearls, and it will occasionally find Black Pearls.
You can give it hats I hope this helped
JM here, anyway just wanna clarify that it CAN'T carry artifacts(plural)
on mobile, happy to help,✌️
They can carry multiple artifacts in their inventory including multiple of the same one
Fun fact: If your on mobile, you can just tap on tames and you’ll be able to summon your lost companions.
To the person that lost Otty, I’m not sure if you knew this but if he’s alive, you’ll be able to get him back, he won’t have his inventory items though
Dear owner of Henry otter, he is fine you dont need to worry abput him. He was simply accepted into Woghorts and the disappering you saw was simply him entering fish #13 3/4.