When taming these, tame high levels because you want a high weight stat so they can carry more berries or meat, then level all points into "nursing effectiveness" which extends the range of how far the "trough" effect will reach. BEFORE putting babies in their care, turn on "enable nursing or baby feeding trough" it's in the radial wheel and IS NOT enabled automatically. Then make sure the trough icon appears above the baby's name. Fill the maewing's inventory with appropriate baby food as you would fill a normal trough for the baby (meat for meat eaters, berries for berry eaters, Wyvern milk for Wyverns, ambergris for Magmasaurs, etc) because the code makes the maewing itself act as a trough for the baby so fill it like a trough.
When mating maewings together, both act as female and drop eggs from each other. The mating cool down timer only means it won't drop another egg until the timer runs out, but that maewing can still act as a male and breed with other maewings that are ready to mate. The maewing that no longer has the cool down timer will drop an egg.
It's tricky to breed them all at once in a large group because they will all automatically breed to each other randomly. You must pair them up together alone to guarantee a 50/50 chance at a certain stat if you are breeding for stats.
Pro tip: pre fill the maewing with baby's food and enable nursing on it and take the maewing up to the egg incubator. When you hatch your eggs, imprint them and then use the maewing to scoop them up into the baskets for easy transport.
This is the most underrated tame on ark for any level player. Extremely fast in air. High jumper. Can carry and raise babies. Can stay underwater without air AND is fast in water. Can pump weight for fast uhaul tame. Can pump stamina for a scout tame. Can quickly get out of danger. Semi hover/parachute drop ability for looking at things from high up. All in all it’s honestly OP and reallly slept on.
These guys are easy to tame, you can either build a trap around it so it doesn’t dart away or you can net it with a net gun. I recommend the net gun, that’s what many people use. You don’t need to waste so many darts on the maewing since it gains torpor easily, but also keep an eye on its health just in case. Since these guys don’t have genders, you can breed them and both maewings will give one egg. They also will nurture your baby tames! Great creature to have, since they are incredibly fast and will take care of your baby dinosaurs, as well as carry them with its saddle. Up this if it helped! :)
You can find Maewings all over Asgard!! I've had some problems trying to find and tame one in the red woods on Fjordur, but after I found them in Asgard it became super easy to get a high level one, because it is a much friendlier region than the red woods. UP so nobody has to go through the pain of dying in the red woods for a Maewing ever again :)
These guys are found in the redwoods but I've found they're much easier to spot in asgard (North was where I found a bunch) also make sure to net gun them otherwise they're almost impossible to tranq because they glide when shot