You don’t need to trap this to tame, it’s a solo tame. If you run up to it, it will go into turret mode then you need to walk circles around it and keep hitting with tranq until it eventually tries to walk away *in turret mode so really slow walking*
I found a bug a few days ago with a pteradacle if that is how you pronuce it. If you use the pteradacle and walk up to a velonasaur on it for some reason the velonasaur goes into turret mode and does not shoot or anything. It just stands there so just walk up to one with a pteradacle and when it stares into your pteradacle for forever just load it with trans off of the pteradacle and you got a velonasaur.
Up for people to see this is the easiest way to tame this guy.
If you tame one, I suggest using this method. First, build a 1x1 of any material except thatch ( since they can break it). on each of the walls, place a window. Whenever you need to shoot, you open a window and shoot. Close the window to reload and to be protected from the needles. I had my tribe mate do this because we made a bet that if he survived while trying to knock out the Dino, he would give me his armor. Hope this helps you tame a velonosuar!
Make a 2x2 cage with ramps and a door. Lure the velonasaur in with a flyer. If you stay close to him he won’t enter turret mode. Leveling melee raises his projectile hit points. Also level stamina to attack longer. A high level can shred everything I’ve come across. Can’t wait for an imprinted one for the speed bonus.
They only do around 10-20 damage per quill so if you have a tank mount (even an iguanodon with lots of health) you can let it Afro to it and let the mount tank as you tranq it. Very easy and you can tame it as soon as you get it’s saddle. Get up close and personal with it.
You can just either walk up to it and tank the hits with your body and armor ONLY if you have decent to good armor. Or you can use something that has good hp and tank it like that, preferably something that’s tacky, and you can use weapons on. They don’t take a lot to tranq out, can indeed use a prim 100% crossbow.
These should be your first tame since there saddle is unlocked at level 27 in extinction also they can shoot faster then an automatic turret also I've just read this they can block turret bullets so I hope they can damage tek turrets with there needles or out gun all turrets.
When tameing if you have a flyer that can pick use a 4by4 with door frames all a round then pick the velo up and drop it in box and use a crossbow or whatever preferred to knock it out-and then go to snow zone to find a Ovis pick. Then wait 10min then kill the ovis and then put the raw mutton in it.