Hyaenodons are very smart. They will determine if the reward is worth the risk. Their opportunistic behavior means they'll only fight you if you're injured, although they will be more inclined to attack if their numbers are great. As a pack animal, they have a pack leader identified by an orange glow on its back.
Hyaenodons use the SurvivalPlus Multi-Phase Taming approach: https://www.survival-plus.co/multi-phase-taming/. Note that the vanilla restrictions still apply - if they are in a pack and the leader is nearby taming is not possible. It is possible to split up the pack by scaring the others away or killing them.
|Dino Level||70 or lower|
|Phase||Min. Affinity %||Description|
|Bait||0||Hyaenodons prefer sheep stomach and stego meat treats, but accept any raw meat treat. The default aggro range is reduced to 20m for taming players.|
|Smelling||20||Hyaenodons accept smelling rugs of any tier, but prefer cotton. The default aggro range is reduced to 10m for taming players.|
|Lurking||40||The default aggro range is reduced to 10m for taming players. Players need to stay within 20m for affinity to increase.|
|Following||60||The default aggro range is reduced to 3m for taming players. Players need to stay within 20m for affinity to increase. The animal will follow the player at a distance of 8m.|
|Handfeeding||70||Hyaenodons accept raw meat treats and raw meat for hand feeding. They prefer sheep stomach and stego meat treats as well as mutton and stego meat. over other foods. The default aggro range is reduced to 0.5m for taming players. They will follow the player at a distance of 8m when ready to eat.|
|Caring||90||The default aggro range is reduced to 0.1m for taming players. The hyaenodon will follow the player at a distance of 6m when ready to accept care again.|