To tame a sabertooth in dead island, just build a taming raft out of stone, go to dead island, aggro it, and lead it into the taming pen. Use tranqs to knock it out. You can tame a whole army of those using a pen.
If you need to tame one follow my instructions carefully, first thing you wanna do is find a sabertooth, where it is by itself, you can either trap it or bola it, personally either is good but I usually bola them, then I get tranq arrows and shoot it in the head with it I got a low level one cause I was desperate for one and it only took 6-7 tranq arrows, you can use a bow or crossbow whatever you like, I do recommend crossbow though since it’s a little more effective. You also can use meat or prime meat I highly recommend prime, but if you don’t have that use regular meat. I highly suggest taking narcotics, just in case it wakes up, hope this was helpful.
Easily knocked out when you use a bloa. When stuck shoot in head while you can and itll go down quickly. Tranq darts make the process quicker, but arrows will do the job just fine. They can be picked up and dropped into safe taming cages by argies to make this easy tame all the more easy.