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.
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!
Solo players. Best way to tame this beast is to get a Griffin on Rag by making a trap with stone Dino gate, pillars and stone ceiling. Use a ptera to kite it into the box, dismount and shut the door behind you then knock it out with tranqs. Farm mutton from the nearby Highlands to tame.
You can use the Griffin and shoot whilst flying it
For Mobile Players below level 85 wanting to tame this, first get a flying creature faster or as fast as A Quetz, Get a grapple hook and a crossbow, Plus Taming gear and while in midair near the Quetz, Jump off and shoot your creature with the grapple, Bring parachutes if You fall, and now you’re hanging on your creature with a grapple whistele attack target on the quetz and when it gets colse whistle passive, shoot the quetz with Tranq arrows/ Toxicant/ Darts And the whistle attack again and when close whistle passive, while doing this shoot it with knockout weapean and do it until it is knocked, but dont let it get out of range because you wont be able to whistle attack and you’ll be stuck.
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.
I tamed one alone on the center. I only use the best crossbow and 100 arrows and 20 parachutes. It's easy to fly over it with your pterodactyl or someone else and then drop it, open the parachute and shoot it. If you think you are out of range then drop and open the next parachute so that you get no fall damage. And repeat it
When you find one grab an argy and attack it until it flies away, then wait for it to get out of sight then follow it and it will have slowed down and repeat. When it’s dead let it fall and go collect it’s implant then revive it at the revival platform with stone walls and a roof and you got your self a big Quetz