If you drop a quetzal due to knockout, and it lands next to a giga...just know, the quetzal belong to the giga. Now you get to watch your would be quetzal get eaten by a giga. Now you can go home and cry.
If you manage to knock a quetzal out, try starve taming. If you never tried starve taming it’s just leaving a Dino’s hunger go to half way or lower and then you start feeding. I’ve done this many times and it’s very useful taming trick.
After you’ve tamed your first quezt, on PvE, ask another tribe (you provide the resources) to craft a good saddle if you aren’t high enough level yet. Pump nothing but stam into your current one, build a quetzal trap and let the desired tame fly in. Close the trap, knock it out in the air, and you’re good to go. Make sure you bring lots of stimberries and meat so the quetzal doesn’t run out of food or stamina.
Quetzals, one of the best dinos. Quetzals can easily be tamed with a buddy, all you need is a flying dino that can pick up people or has a multi-seat saddle. Load up with the appropriate tranq arrows, narcotics, food and set off across the map to find one. Low levels are brilliant for beginners as they can serve as brilliant carriers due to their high base weight stat. Higher levels however mainly are used as "Battle Quetzals", alongside the high stats it will receive from being tamed, pumping health and melee damage is the way to go. With that being said you'll be able to tank base defences such as PSX and Auto Turrets, aswell as kill dangerous dinos with ease. Maybe either of those don't tickle your fancy, then hey, make a "Party Quetzal"! Strap on some chairs, tables, food and lots more onto the Quetzal's Platform Saddle and hover in the air as you dance to Darude Sandstorm being blasted through someone's mic in game chat. If you can get a quetzal, do consider as they are brilliant!
Ride on passenger seat on griffin and whistle target on quetzal, then use either tranq darts or bow with toxicant arrows and keep shooting until it’s knocked out, watch out for water though, it will drown.
If you want to tame a Quetzal, and you don't have any paracute or grappling hook, just shoot it with a shocking tranquilized dart (recomended) on your Griffin. Make sure that you shoot it in it face or butt. And don't forget to bring some metal spike wall (recomended) if the Quetzal knocked in the dangerous area.
To solo tame, grapple to an argentavis, and be ready to set your argentavis to passive and attack my target on command. Just maintain a process of having your argentavis chase the quetzal, when you get close enough set it passive, then fire a tranq dart/arrow. This is a long process, but it is by far the easiest way to solo tame, unless you already have a quetzal.
Why does ARK treat this thing like it’s a Aztec god? Because it’s actually named after one! The name Quetzalquatlus comes from an Aztec god named Quetzalquatl. And it truly acts like a god in ARK as an areal base to play Darude Sandstorm(original idea from comment suggesting the use of a party Quetzal)!
An easier way to trap and tame a Quetzal is to kill it, take its implant, build a big cage around an Obelisk, and revive it. You can then spam tranq arrows at it and tame your beloved Quetzal. Good Luck, Mate! ~WildRapter
When you tame your first quetzal, you should make it into a quetz trapper... if you are wanting more... if you don't know what a quetz trap is, go to YouTube! If you can tame a low level one to start! Being able to tame as many quetzals as you want with the trap, is RIDICULOUS!
Sit on the Tapejara,set that Quetzal as target and go to second or third part of saddle,now you can easily knock out Quetzal with tranq darts or tranq arrows.
Don't knock out Quetzal over Red Woods or swamps,I lost here 4 Quetzals.They are spawning in Mobile nearby red obelisk,that is best taming location.