Birds are more work they people know and when they say they need attention and not locked in there cage 24/7 they mean it. I'm not joking they require a lot of love and care.
Yes yes yes X 1000.
My cockatiel is my best bud. He gets the bulk of our attention since the five keets have each other to commiserate with.
They need DAILY out of cage time. Buy the biggest cage you can afford.