Who invented the chia pet?

Answer The Chia Pet is a product of Joseph Enterprises, based in San Francisco, California. The owner of Joseph Enterprises is Joseph Pedott. The original Chia pet debuted in 1982, and was later dubbed th... Read More »

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Are chia seeds used to grow Chia Pets?

Yes, chia seeds (Salvia hispanica) are used to grow Chia Pets, according to the manufacturer of Chia Pets. Chia is a member of the mint family. These seeds are commonly sold at health food and her... Read More »

Can you grow anything besides Chia in a Chia Pet?

Yes, alfalfa and basil seeds are tiny enough to work. Cover it with a plastic bag to keep the moisture in. If it dries out during the germination period, they die easily. Soak the seeds in water ov... Read More »

How old is the chia pet?

The early history of the Chia Pet remains hazy because the Mexican-made clay figurines, which are covered in chia seeds, were once little more than a local novelty. But in 1977, entrepreneur Joe Pe... Read More »

Can you eat chia pet sprouts?

Eating Chia Pet sprouts is not recommended. Joseph Enterprises, the original maker of the Chia Pet, never sought FDA approval for Chia Pets and Chia Heads, and does not and cannot promote them as a... Read More »