I’m always on the lookout for a tough and durable toy as Moleque has a tendency to dispatch most of the toys I buy to the (ever-growing) toy graveyard. He loves toys (especially anything that makes a noise), so I keep buying them…and he keeps destroying them. Although this may be emotionally rewarding for Moleque, it’s not very financially rewarding for me!
So when the folks over at Wishbox USA asked if we’d like to try some of their toys and I saw the magic words ‘Our very durable material allows tough chewers to play with this interactive toy as a chew toy as well as a treat dispenser’ in the product info, it was definitely time to put another toy to the ‘Moleque Test’.
The Zigoo Crinkit dog toy hails all the way from the good ol’ USA, literally. Wishbox USA import products from small companies that make great products locally in the US to the UK and Europe. The Crinkit is an eco-friendly interactive toy made up of a plastic water bottle on the inside and a protective TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) covering on the outside. The good news is that not only is TPE durable, recyclable and BPA free (yay!) but it floats too!
I don’t normally let Moleque play with water bottles (even though he likes them) as he quickly ends up ripping them and I’m worried he will cut himself on the plastic. Well, the Crinkit definitely gets around this problem and is great for dogs that like to play with water bottles. When your dog chews on the Crinkit, they get the satisfying noise of chewing on the plastic water bottle but as it’s protected, it lasts for ages and there’s no risk of them cutting themselves.
When I gave it to him I was still sceptical to see whether the Crinkit would really pass the ‘Moleque Test’. Well, he’s had it for a couple of months now and it’s become his go-to-toy to choose from the toy basket and definitely helps keep him occupied and stimulated.
And miraculously, it’s still in one piece. Moleque has chewed it, chased it and tried to destroy it, all to no avail as the Crinkit is still going strong. Here it is in action…
In fact, in terms of wear and tear, apart from getting a bit grubby (you can wash it), I can’t see any which I’m really surprised about. I haven’t needed to swap the bottle out yet but apparently this process can be helped along with some soap and water when the time comes.
The Crinkit can also be used as a treat dispenser (we do love a good multi-purpose toy) and as mentioned earlier, it floats so is a great toy for dogs that like to swim. However, given that Moleque is more of a paddler and I’ve had more than one dog toy float off into the distance as he looks on from the edge of the water, I’m not yet ready to wave good-bye to the Crinkit so we haven’t tested that.
The Crinkit definitely gets the ‘paws up’ from Moleque (and The Dogvine).
The Crinkit dog toy is available in Blue, Green, Orange or Pink and comes in two sizes (we tried the large):
- Small – £9.99 (for dogs under 10 kg)
- Large – £14.99 (for dogs over 10 kg)
A bark of advice….supervised play is recommended when your dog plays with the Crinkit as with any toy!
Crinkit Dog Toy Giveaway
If you would like to get your paws on a Crinkit, then good news we’ve got one to giveaway to a lucky pooch!
- All you need to do is log in to the giveaway widget below with your email address.
- There is one mandatory entry method – scroll down to the bottom of this page and leave a comment telling us ‘Why your dog would love a Crinkit’. Don’t forget to leave the name you commented with in the giveaway widget, else your entry won’t count!
- Optional bonus entries are available by visiting The Dogvine and Wishbox USA Facebook pages (likes very much appreciated), tweeting and following on Twitter. When you complete one of these options, please do so via the giveaway widget, else the extra entries won’t count either!
- The giveaway closes 11.59 pm Monday 5th October 2015 and is open to UK residents age 18+.
Disclaimers: Wishbox USA provided us with a Crinkit in exchange for an honest review and will also be providing the lucky winner with their prize. Head over to Wishbox USA and check out their range of imported dog products via the affiliate link below: