Bola when they are on the ground , tranq in the head. I always check the stats but mainly the health if I am looking for a good back up bird or 3. These are vital for PvP and it's best to have at least 2 back ups per player. KEEP them safe as they are your strongest weapons in PvP.
To tame a pteranodon simply make a bola, hit it with the bola so it stays on the ground, knock it out then build walls and spikes around it and starve tame it so you get better taming effectiveness... if the pteranodon is low level there is really no point in starve taming unless you want to.
Upon Encounter, It's Best To Wait Until The Pteranodon Is Landed, If Not Already Landed, When Target Is Landed Throw A Bola From Very Close Range Directly At The Pteranodons Feet, Then Use Tranq Darts On Its Head (3-5 For High Levels). If Using Kibble, It's Best To Let The Hunger Go A Tad Below Below Half Then Insert The Kibble and It Should Tame Out Within 1 minute Upon Kibble Insertion With Extra Bonus Levels.
It will take 2 tranqs for high lvl pterandon 13 dodo kibble need to grow rock carit seed for kibble and 25 narcotic out spikes up do you can watch YouTube on your phone while taming hope I helped like if so Thanks
Make a taming room with dino gate and door. Eat a few rare flowers and fly over the jungle to agro a few pteras. Fly back to room, dismount and enter the room with pteras following. Shut gate, exit door, wait for buff to drop, safely tame at your leisure.
Tame on Ragnarok during Evolution event, use an Equus to get Narcoberries for the Tranq Arrows, get at least 10, find a Ptera, bola it and knock it out, and then find an Ovis and harvest the Mutton and place it in a herbivore to preserve it, or you can get kibble with a dodo farm because of the Rockarrot, so then come back to it, and it should be waking up, let it wake up, and then re-knock it out with a bola and tranqs, place in your food and then you have a Pteranodon that won’t die in 1 hit and won’t have to land every second. Happy hunting!