I am having a very hard time taming a Raptor right now because when I bolla it as soon as I hit or shoot it it escapes the bola and attacks me normally killing me even when it has ten bolas around it’s legs so The only way I am able to tame it is by standing on rocks and shooting at it from there . I am playing on an island by myself at the easy level if that helps.
To tame a Raptor, throw a bola at it and knock it out unconscious with the following items: wooden club, sling shot, bow with tranq arrow, or crossbow with tranq arrow. Then feed it meat to tame it. It’s actually not that hard.
Just tamed a level 122 on Dead Island no kibble and only a few narcs on me. Had to fight off a scorpion and a sabertooth to keep from it waking up. As the tame was close to finishing I was attacked from behind by two scorpions and they knock me out. As I'm getting attacked by them and I am sure that I am a goner, the raptor tames, gets the them off of me, and kills both of the scorpions. I wait in horror as my consciousness returns, hoping that I am not going to die to a patrol. I didn't, and I turn around and see a Rex almost close enough to aggro me. I put my raptor on follow ran to my raft, and escaped the island as the Rex was chasing me. I named him Saving Grace on the way back, but as I am passing the swamp, a sarco attacks my raft. It knocks my beloved raptor off, and it was swarmed by the sarco and a group of megapiranha. I try to call it to follow, and it dies almost instantly. I am utterly devastated and heartbroken...... :'((