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.
If you got a big brain like some youtubers use a tapejara or a griffin since you can whistle agro on a quetz in the passenger seat. Then get dem tranqs are start shooting it tell its nocked. If its in a dangerous area put metal or wood spikes around it deppending on the 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.
Step 1: get on a flying Dino with a buddy
Step 2: find a quetzal
Step 3: knock it out
Step 4: watch it get mindlessly eaten alive by carnivores when it lands
Step 5: obtain severe depression
Step 6: find another quetzal
Step 7: repeat until your quetzal finally lands in a good spot (usually takes 2,000 tries)
This tip is only if you already have a quetzal available. The easiest way to tame a quetz, is to build a quetz catcher. You can make it out of thatch and its hands down the best tactic. A lot of YouTube videos available on how to build one. Knock it out in the catcher, and you don't have to worry about it getting hit.
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1.when you are in Range of a quetz Jump off your flying mount and activate your parachute
2.whistle your mount to follow and neutral
3.shoot the Quetz with a grappling hook
4.drag yourself to the quetz
5.now you can easily tranq it out
(6. if it gets unconscious over water you can just tow it to the land while flying)
A lot of quetzals spawn at red and if you are looking for a high level, kill the low levels and leave a certain distance. repeat until you find what you are looking for! Use a catcher, it makes it a million times easier!