First regular bola, then build four pillars around the animal. Place 3 ceilings over it and your pen is made. Use your Argy to hold the chain bola’s you need. Place the ballista, load a chain bola, shoot it and quickly pick up the ballista to never loose it. Starve tame is way faster.
In case you find one on a wyvern or something else that is faster than a tropeo. If it refuse to land and you don’t have a whip on Hand, simply attack it once and it will follow you. Fly fast to the ground Place your ballista and there you go
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.