The fun way is to jump off and grapple to your argie and whistle it to attack and since argies are slow it won’t catch up in time so tranq till it goes out also bring parachutes and consider liking so more people will know
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.
Kind of a long process but worth it.
Tame a griffin, shoot tranqs from griffin, knock Quetzal.
Tame Quetz and put all points into Stamina. Make trap on platform made of thatch. Lead the wild Quetz on the trap you made and just chill mid air as you knock and starve the wild Quetz. EZ PZ cause that’s what I’m doing as I type this.
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.
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!
In order to solo tame a quetz, you could use an argentavis and a pulmiscorpius. Just pick up the pulmiscorpius, and do whistle attack target while looking at the quetz, your pulmiscorpius should start attacking the quetz, raising it's torpidity until it is knocked out.
If your on ark mobile like me you really need to wait untill you complete hunt argentavis or argie pursuit. All you need to do is kill 8 argies...
I thought the reward would be something like a gun blueprint but it was a quetzal or quetz saddle (journeyman) so anyways you might want to have a tape to tame it idk, have a good day!