Sticking point: non-stick cookware
Hi,I am currently at the research stage, but would like to bring a conure into my home. However I live with housemates, one of whom is not super excited by the idea of a pet bird, so before "petitioning" them I need to have answers to any questions.
I have read everywhere that non-stick cookware is toxic for birds, but I don't feel it would be fair to ask my housemates to have to throw out most of their cookware and spend hundreds replacing it.
The bird would be kept 3 rooms away from the kitchen, and I can shut all the doors in between. Will this be enough to keep the bird safe? Would putting an air filtering machine in the bird's room as well as closing doors be better?
I hope someone has a solution, as I have been doing tons of research and believe I would be a great conure owner.