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Get the Duck Dynasty Chia Pet-Ch-ch-ch-chia!

Updated on August 28, 2013


Where are the Chia commercials? You know it's time to start seeing them because the Christmas buying season is here. Time to order now in order to guarantee delivery by Christmas! Don't delay, order today!

Have you heard about the new Dunk Dynasty Chia pets?

Recent favorites include the Obama Chia pets. There are two versions. One is called "Determined" Obama and it shows the 44th President of the United States with a determined look on his face. The other is called "Happy" Obama and he is sporting a big grin. Both Obama Chias are available for delivery now.

Walgreen's, a big supplier of Chia pets, pulled 200,000 Obama Chia pets from their shelves back in April when the Obama Chia was released because of customer complaints.

Joseph Pedott, the founder of San Francisco based Joseph Enterprises, makers of Chia, said he was inspired to create the bust of Obama out of desire to show patriotism. He was shocked at Walgreen's decision.

Obama Chia
Obama Chia

What is a Chia and How Does it Work?

Chia Pets are a traditional Mexican grooved clay figure that is covered with moistened chia seeds. The seeds spout creating a covering similar to hair or fur. Enough seeds are included for three plantings, but more seeds can be ordered separately. They first gained their popularity in the 80s.

Obama "Determined" Chia Pets

Timeline for the Introduction and Discontinuation of Chia Pets

  • 1982 - Original Chia Pet (later called Chia Ram) was introduced
  • 198x - Chia Bull, Puppy, Kitten, and Tree were introduced
  • 1993 - Chia Bunny, Turtle, and Herb Garden were introduced.
  • 1995 - Chia Pig, Frog, Hippo, and original Chia Head (later called Chia Guy) were introduced. Chia Ram and Chia Bull were discontinued.
  • 1996 - Chia Elephant, Kid, Professor, Clown and Terra Cotta Herb Garden were introduced. Chia Herb Garden was discontinued.
  • 1998 - Chia Cow and Lion Cub were introduced.
  • 2000 - Chia Dinosaur, Elmer Fudd, Taz, and Tweety were introduced. "Watch-Me-Grow Chia Cards" included. Chia Mr. T was issued briefly for a TV Land promotion.
  • 2002 - Chia Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, and Homer Simpson were introduced. "Watch-Me-Grow Chia Cards" were discontinued.
  • 2003 - Chia Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Bart Simpson were introduced.
  • 2004 - Chia Shrek, Donkey (Shrek), Garfield, Chia Cat Grass Planter featuring Sylvester and Tweety, and Gourmet Chia Herb Garden were introduced. Chia Terra Cotta Herb Garden were discontinued.
  • 2006 - Chia Bear, Alex (Madagascar), and Marty (Madagascar) were introduced. Chia Ram and Chia Bull that had been discontinued in 1995 were reintroduced. Chia Kid, Clown and Lion Cub retired, The introduction of the Chia Alarm Clock that was included with all Chia Pets, Chia Heads and Chia Tree, Cuddly Chia Puppy and Cuddly Chia Cub.
  • 2007 - Pack-ins expanded to include Mini Chia Cuddly and Chia Watch.
  • 2008 - Chia Po (Kung Fu Panda), Tree with Star Light, and Cat Grass Planter featuring "snoozing kitty" introduced. Chia Ram, Bull, Turtle, Bear, Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tree, Cuddly Chia Puppy, and Cuddly Chia Cub discontinued. Pack-ins include Mini Chia Cuddly and Chia Playing Cards. Chia Obama "Determined" and Chia Obama "Happy" released in April 2009, after normal selling season.


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    • KCC Big Country profile image

      Karen Curtis 7 years ago from Central Texas

      Thanks is kinda cute and patriotic, isn't it? LOL

    • electricsky profile image

      electricsky 7 years ago from North Georgia

      The limited edition Obama Chia plant sounds really patriotic.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Karen Curtis 8 years ago from Central Texas

      LOL.....yeah, I discovered it a couple of months ago. Nothing's keeping you from writing another hub about it from another angle. If you write one, email me and we can provide each other with some backlinks.

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      HollywoodRasta 8 years ago from Hollywood

      I was about to blog about the Obama Chia after I watched the MSNBC special then realized someone else beat me to it on here. Good content!

      I see a little of the "Bill Clinton" The Old Firm was talking about.

      Maybe Obama Pez dispenser.

      Custom Chia's would be neat and would probably do pretty good.

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      Karen Curtis 8 years ago from Central Texas

      LOL...I know, right?

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      Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

      This is too funny! Love it!

    • KCC Big Country profile image

      Karen Curtis 8 years ago from Central Texas funny. Who wouldn't want a Chia pet made in their likeness? LOL With him being a Nobel Prize winner, they may go up on the price of these! Better buy them up quick! LOL

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      Hmrjmr1 8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      First a Chia then the nobel Prize! Wow how's he gonna top that in the 2nd year?? What a "Rockstar" or is it a chi pet czar?

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      Karen Curtis 8 years ago from Central Texas

      LMAO...It is a very good likeness of him, isn't it? I hadn't heard about condoms until that video. It's crazy to think of the things they come up with. Thanks for stopping by!

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      The Old Firm 8 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

      Well,it really looks like Obama, or possibly more like Steve Martin, or an old Bill Clinton mould with a bit of a cosmetic facelift; or maybe Joe The Plumber?

      The mind boggles at what they did with the Obama contraceptive. Does using them save the American Auto industry? (One hundred percent recyclable petrochemical pseudo-rubber products! You know where they've been - well they're going there again!! Our tyres will never over inflate, and are totally f****ed before manufacture)

      Cheers kid,