I guess maybe that's the echidna cuteness equation? The shorter the beak, the bigger the squee? But then again long-beaked echidnas are adorable too... so perhaps my calculations could use some tweaking.
Yes, I am a member of the Knights Who Say Squee, and I demand a shrubbery! And failing that, I would like very much for you not to cut down the tallest tree in the forest with a herring, and rather just bring the herring to me, because I'm quite fond of that particular form of seafood. Capisce?