Meet Spike. Spike is our new family pet... a gift to Austin from Uncle Jason for his birthday. It was the only thing Austin consistently said he wanted when asked. Spike is a 2-month bearded dragon lizard. He's not the work of a new born puppy yet takes a little more upkeep than a few guppies. Spike has a unique diet and already we've witnessed his love for tiny baby crickets. He's got his own heat lamp and so far he prefers lounging just like the pic above. They say bearded dragons can grow up to 2 feet long and they are tame enough to carry around the house. For now we'll keep him closed tight and enjoy the view from the glass.