Welcome Dilllin Parsons, one of three summer research vet students with Schubot!

Funded by the Vet Med Summer Research Training Program and mentored by Dr. Don Brightsmith, Dillin’s project is Using Digital Enrichment to Enhance Parrot Wellness. Dillin will work at Hill Country Aviary and states “Throughout the summer we hope to collect strong data that supports the use of our digital enrichment by parrots to increase daily movement levels. This enrichment is supplemented in the form of tablets which have apps programmed onto them. The app tracks and encourages parrot movement with exercise games that then reward the parrots with a high value treat.”