Since the bird nerf, these things are not near as useful. Still, if you get one level up stam and a bit of weight. This is so you can fly across an ocean without running out of stam and dropping into a pool of jellyfish to have your butt hair zapped off.
If one were to tame a low level pteradon, it should be put to use as a travel bird, nothing more, for it is too weak for anything else. However. High level pteradons are excellent for fighting, kibble tamed 100+ can be used to kill alphas, in packs, or alone in niche cases.
The usual choice for your first flier. Once you get one of these you can more easily explore the island. I use them for expeditions from the safe southern islets to obsidian and crystal rich mountains up north. Just watch their stamina, you don't want to be forced to land in the middle of a war zone.
tip! For everyone wondering about there new nerfterra!
Stam is a must and probably most important remember this tame was implemented for a scout not an aplha killer was fun wile it lasted...add weight if needed.
All around good mount. They are great for traveling, and if you get a well breed one they are bronto killers. They are also great for a slowing moving day in ARK. Pick up a tribe member and drop it into that mosasaureas mouth that you've been wanting to tame
These things can be way helpful for gathering wyvern eggs! Just get it to level 150+ putting all points into stamina/weight. Find where the wyvern eggs spawn and fly next to one and take it. But let the Ptera regain stamina first. Then fly out and kite any wyvern following between some trees and fly away with your prize!
Must have on PvP worlds. Easy for picking of enemy players as you can get out of their reach quickly. Second to Karpo though. Great for PvE as well. Useful for flying to the volcano or other high peeks. Wouldn't recommend a low lvl survivor tame as the saddle is hard to make. (Chitin/Keratin)