Paras are great beginner dinos mainly because they carry around 350 weight or more, they can also tank a few hits from most dinos. They can also harvest thatch and berries. They have really good stamina also.
The parasuar has had its base damage buffed to 12, base weight buffed to 480, and it’s wild weight gain was raised to 9.6 per level. This makes parasaurs carry only slightly less weight than a mammoth. Parasaurs have had a huge buff.
When joining an ark this is a herbivore that you may want to go for. Early game it's not bad for getting berries and thatch.a solid Freind that won't let you down unless there's literally any carnivore around.
Will tide you over untill you get literally any other herbivore.
If u get a para DONT use it for battles (personal experiences) instead use it for prodicting an attack with its enemy sonar! So for all U players out there who keep on being attacked by tickle chickens and being decapitated get a para. It will do you good.
Parasaur is the best starting mount. With their decent weight capacity and alarm ability makes it great for any gathering journey, especially for those with realistic settings. Set its alarm to detect creatures and into turret mode. It is a traveling trip alarm pinpointing the dangerous creatures at a distance. You can also activate its ability while mounted.
This guys is one of if not the best starter tamed. He can scare off smaller Dino's, such as raptors, and he can detect players, takes, hidden purlovias, reapers, and rock elementals, and, this guys has some RIDICULOUS weight. I mean, a level five that I tamed cause I was lazy had 625 FREAKING WEIGHT! The only downside is they are pretty weak if they get attacked.
You can use them as turrets, you can build a taller tower and put a para and some turrets on it and it will tell you if a enemy has entered your base or in your general area. I suggest naming them Sector one or quadrant one second to quadrant two and so on, so you know when it pops up which area of a base has an enemy in it.