For some reason on Ark Mobile, it does not allow me to shoot off an Argentavis when grappled. I think that is a bug on my phone. Anyways, I found the easiest way to get a Quetzal is to ride a Tapejara with multiple seats on the saddle, and then go to second seat. When you do this, shoot the Quetzal and use the spy glass to target him. If you keep shooting the Quetzal while it runs, you should not have to whistle passive for your Tapejara. Then, grab some meat and a lot of bio toxin. Boom, you have your new Quetzal.
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.
Be careful taming these, they have a glitch that makes them go to coordinates 50 50 when high torpor,
50 50 on the island is the redwoods,
50 50 on Ragnarok is murdersnow,
50 50 on the center I'm not totally sure,
50 50 on velguero is in the lake I think,
And 50 50 on extinction is the safest, in sanctuary city.
The best thing to do is 1. Get a arge, 2. Fill it up with stone or another heavy thing, until its ALMOST over-encumbered (aka so its slower when you grapple but not to slow. Now grapple onto that sucka and whistle attack target. Happy taming :)
The easiest way to tame for mobile players is to kill it take its implant make a revival platform build a thatch house around the platform res pawn it knock it out give it meat give it a saddle and if you made the house right when you ride the quetzal he will tellport through the ceiling