Bring at least one bola, 3-4 spike walls and a crossbow with tranq arrows. Wait for the pteranodon to land and wind up the bola to trap it in place. Shoot it in the head with tranq arrows and wait 5 seconds between shots. Once knocked out, place spike walls around it with a small gap so you can get in and check on its hunger and torpor. Check back every so often to add extra narcotics until tamed.
Pteranodons are the top-recommended beginner’s flyer but all creatures have flaws— first of all the recommended stat points are put in its stamina— second they have only around 100-250 kilos they can carry. Including you and the saddle it’s about 1/3 or 1/2 it’s total weight. They are a pretty easy tame but it’s better to kill some type of small creatures so bugs can eventually spawn in.
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Let's face it, they're the first flyer you tamed. High levels are the best to tame, as their stamina stat is trash and you can use the highest level of stamina you can get without leveling up. Might (or might not) be replaced by an Argy or Griffin (for fancy people).
Super easy tames, a simple bola and tranq. Because of their tiny health pool I'd recommend tranq arrows and not a club or slingshot because, chances are, you'll just kill it before you knock it out. If you find a max level try to use kibble of raw prime, but normal meat works just as well. Even the lowest levels need a few narcotics, so bring some along no matter what level you're going after.
Saddling and stats-
Saddle requires fibre and hide (I think) as well as 75 keratin. Make sure to get the keratin before you can unlock the saddle. I know from personal experience that it sucks to unlock the saddle just to wait 10 in-game days for a turtle to spawn -_-
As for stats, they aren't too good. Low heath and stamina, although I personally only put points in stamina.
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If you find a level 5 one of these and gonna tame make sure you have 2 prime meat if it's normal all settings is normal and prime meat gives it 50% taming thing please up this so people who want this can see it
the best way to tame these guys is with dodo kibble . Most people would say tame them using prime meat but don’t listen to them because with prime meat it take a long to tame so I suggest dodo kibble it’s not that that expensive to make . And it take about 5-8 second to tame if you don’t believe me then go and experiment . Then leave a like
These are pretty self explanatory when taming, but the reason for taming is that it lets you take to the sky at a low level. Once you're airborne, you're pretty much invincible, save for argentavis encounters.