If you have any dodo arrows, make a trap (tutorials on YouTube) the shoot the quetzal with the dodo arrows. The quetzal will get triggered at you and lead it to the trap. Up vot so dododex can see this
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.