Not at all. I had parakeets when I was a kid, then when I got older I got a white faced cockatiel. I named her Zoe. She was a great bird - the only time she was in her cage was at night when she was sleeping. I spoiled her rotten and she was super friendly. Always hanging out on my shoulder or knee, sharing food with me, sitting on the curtain rod when I showered, etc.
Since she was so friendly I decided to start doing pet therapy with her at a local adult day care facility for individuals with dementia and developmental disabilities. They loved her and she was so good to them.
Unfortunately she passed away in 2009. She was 10 years old. Such a good little birdie. She lived a long, loving life and was touching to many lives.