One of my first tames everytime. I typically maintain a mated pair to follow me when I'm out gathering mats. Level nothing but weight and your set, and they are so easy to replace if something happens, which is part of the appeal.
A quetz renders them pointless but they are a nice follower for a deod or beaver while you are still walking everywhere.
Why does no one like the parasaur compared to other gatherers? Yeah, the others might get bigger amounts of berries but even if it takes longer it has much better movement speed than for example a stego, and not only that the parasaur has decent weight that will hold much more berries, yeah, I get pumping weight on other creatures but starting off with half-decent weight is good on its own. But conversation aside, Cooked meat is better to eat anyways.
In my opinion the best starter dinosaur you can get.
Decent movement speed with good stamina, an overall okay berry farmer with good weight and highly mobile. And this dinosaur has got very low saddle requierments and you can also shoot from it‘s back.