Take 1 Giga, 3 Argies, and a Phoenix for meat runs. Put all birds on follow (player, not Giga, so if you get stuck, stand up in the saddle and they'll fly above you). Argies get black-boxed with raw meat, and all the Prime Meat goes in the Phoenix. By the time you fill the Argies and go back to base, you'll have tons of cooked Prime Meat for recipes and jerky.
It's little kick attack can be used to mine any ore node effectively which is the best for metal seance it can smelt metals four at a time with no other resources, they also need sulfur to eat, can be healed with fire, and poop silica pearls.
Although it doesn't land, the Phoenix regains stamina by flying idle in the air, ridden or not. It craps silica pearls, eats sulphur, and its C gathers like an axe. Hold space for its dash, right click for the fireball, and everything but the C ignites people aflame. It can smelt and cook stuff, but sadly charcoal don't happen when you put wood in it. DISSAPOINTMENT : IMMEASURABLE