Welcome to the LABoratory! Today I want to introduce the CRINKITS™ by Zigoo.

As Lab parents we are always on the hunt for that toy that can keep our Labbies entertained as well as be durable and able to last longer than 10 mins. Brody and Saban head up this department and are considered experts in their field.

Crinkits Review

This toy caught my eye and I just had to check it out. Brody and Saban love playing with empty water bottles and crunching on them. Like good Lab parents you have to keep your eye on them so they don’t get to a point where the bottles start coming apart and your fur babies can start swallowing plastic pieces.

Well when we got it  and opened the box, out came a pink rubber cylinder. Crinkits calls it their Zigiflex™ material. It is a thick rubber that you slide the water bottle into and that is it. Give it your your Labs and stand back. Brody and Saban both immediately had at it. Tugging, twisting and CRINKING! The boys loved it. BUT like most new toys your kids have their way and then the boredom kicks in. I did not see that happen in this case. Brody and Saban played with the Crinket continuously. I found it quite humorous as they crunched away at it.

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After about 15 minutes or so Brody was able to finally crush the water bottle inside completely where he could pull it out. I let him crunch on his prize a little longer and then to the recycling bin it went. Grabbed another water bottle and the process starts all over. I love it. The toy is also beneficial to Lab mom and dad’s health as it encourages you to drink more water. LoL.  When we run out of water bottles i shove treats in it, I use it as a fetch toy and we also play tug-a-war with it. It is a pretty tough toy and after 2 weeks it is still standing or CRINKING!

So go get your Lab a Crinkits Interactive Dog Toy

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  • Durable
  • Entertaining
  • Productive
  • Healthy
  • Made in the USA


[note]TIP: use a very small amount of PAM or butter on the bottle to help it in[/note]

ZIGFLEX by Zigoo

Our ZIGFLEX material is a thermoplastic elastomer or sometimes referred to as TPE contains the highest tear properties available for a TPE.

  • Highly durable and it floats
  • Easy to recycle compared to rubber
  • Compounding or fillers are not needed for reinforcement
  • FDA approved material
  • Consistency is very high
  • No BPA’s or Phthalates
  • Easy to rinse clean

9 Responses

  1. Tina Sanford

    Hi, I need to get the information on this product. I looked in your shop tab an don’t see it. I really need this toy for my pit/lab mix. He can chew everything in a matter of minutes.

  2. Dawn Vandell

    You talked me into ordering one. Great piece! Thanks for the investigative work! Glad your Dad shared the link with me!

    • ItaLabThing LABdad

      Thanks Dawn. These are great and I am sure your dogs are going to love them.

  3. Dawn Vandell

    OK, we received the Crinkit and Walter LOVES it, with or without the water bottle inside. He hasn’t destroyed it and plays with if off and on throughout the day! Thanks for providing the recommendation and keep them coming!

    • ItaLabThing LABdad

      Dawn that is awesome. Hope he has as much fun with it as Brody ans Saban. Its really a great toy.

  4. Ann M

    If there is ANYTHING that my Lab can chew apart and destroy, he will find it. He adores plastic coke bottles and ice…..(crackling sound) But, I fear he will lose interest in this, he loves balls and plays with them alot….I can only seem to find these online and not in stores. (probably not in Canada)

  5. Pam Dawson

    I bought this toy on your reccomendation because my lab destroys his toys. He got the bottle out after about 10 minutes and then tore pieces of the rubber off the toy and ate them. I had to take the toy away from him. This toy is not hard to chew up… It is made of soft rubber. I’m very disappointed and wish I hadn’t spent the money!

  6. Carrie

    I have worked for a guide dog school for 7 years, including living in a staff house with at least 5 (and at rare times up to 9!!!) Labs! I currently have my 7 yr old Lab and my puppy I’m raising for the guide dog school (currently 14 months old). I have always said I should do a “Lab tested” list. Haha We have a Crinkit and have had it for over a year. My two Labs love it and haven’t caused any destruction to it. My puppy goes through phases with loving it where he won’t touch it for weeks and then suddenly he will decide its the best toy ever! We have it in glow-in-the-dark white color.