Yes, very much so. I let her fly free when Im home, and don't clip her wings unless we are traveling. For her safety. They just "Fly" and they will get eaten up by local birds or cars. go. I feel an obligation to keep this parrot alive, as there are few in the wild. They live 45-60 years, so they must be thought of as a living family member.
I thought long and hard about adopting an exotic bird, I did a lot of research beforehand, I didn't find her sex, because it was not an issue. She chose me, and continues to train me through the years. She has it pretty good.