The easiest way I have found to tame a trike is finding a low level trike to start with say, level 20, making about 15 tranq arrows (maybe 20 to be safe if you have bad aim) and just shooting at it from atop a rock it cant get you from. Of course it's best to aim at its back, because headshots will take significantly longer.
This is what’s you’ll need to tame it:narco berries narcotics tranq arrows and some wood structures. Step one: make a taming trap. Make it big Enough so the trike can’t get out make a ramp into the trap and a small door for a survivor to fit in. Step two: Hit the trike run into the trap and go through the small door. Step three get on top of the ramp and start shooting it with Tranq arrows. Also DON’T SHOOT AT THE HEAD THEY HAVE EXTRA PROTECTION THERE.step four:once it’s knocked out put your narco berries and narcotics in the trike and wait for it to be tamed. If this helped please hit the arrow pointing towards the sky.
Pretty easy. Just run around and tranq arrow if you haven’t got a trap. Knock out then berries. Now a good early-game berry harvester and tank. Well done! Go for lower levels if early game - still really useful! We’ve got an amazing level 40.
First, for low levels, I suggest finding one that is stuck in between two trees which is surprisingly common. I used a crossbow, but you could just use a bow. Craft tranq arrows. Shoot at the belly, and try to do it quickly before it can get free. I suggest 4-6 tranq arrows, maybe more for a higher level. I brought a few narcotics just in case, but I didn’t use any so you don’t necessarily have to. Bring about 20-40 berries, probably more, and you’ll most likely have extra. Put it in the triceratops’s inventory and wait (in my experience it went up by 2%, so make sure you’re ready for a wait). If you leave it’s side the taming will still go up. After it is tamed, name it!
Extra: bolas will NOT work, if you use them they will start to attack.
Uses: they can be extremely strong (I have seen a group of 2-3 trikes kill a sarco, which is a much more high-level tame). Once a saddle is crafted, they are not very fast but they do collect thatch easily from trees as well as short amounts of wood. They get much more berries from a single bush than you can. They do not jump when you’re riding.
Thanks for reading! Sorry it was so long. Please up for the noobs to see! And of course, have a nice day.
Level 50 trike needs 10 tranq arrows from a cross bow(you will use less). 50 narcotics, a couple hundred berries(you will have left overs) , and a large bear trap.
It’s really easy to tame, use a large bear trap shoot it to make it follow you into trap and then shoot belly with tranq arrows. Full inventory with berries and narcotics, check up on it regularly and feed narcotics as needed.