When chaining it down, if the time to construct a trap around it is too short for you before it eacapes, just feel free to tranq it and then you have ages to build around it. Will take a while to wake up as you can't force feed it anything, but much safer as these guys are a pain if they eacape, hope this helps and enjoy your Jet Duck!
Whoever said "it's wingspan is 2.4 meters that's a meter bigger than a tapejara so it will likely be between a tapejara and a quetzal in size" dude 2.4 meters is barely bigger than a person and the tapejara in ark have a wingspan roughly 8 meters the quetzals at least 14. Seriously?🤦
If you only want to use one chain bola and your on a cluster server, tame a reaper, bola the tropeo and then use the reaper's right click attack. Adds 20 seconds to the bola each time you right click and it hits.
Normal bolas do work to immobilize them so you can build around and trap them, but you still HAVE to use the chain bolas to feed them, using normal ones will just say he doesn't wanna be tamed right now.
When tameing the trop use a normal bola and place 3 pillars with a ceiling in a triangle close to the trop then place a slope ramp in center so he can’t get out. When feeding him first see how far his hungry goes to feed him and that is the time to feed.