You guys may have seen my pictures of my VFTs here at FTS in a couple forums. I'm just constructing this review to share with others my experience with PetFlytrap.Com.
The same day I joined this forum, I ordered 3 flytraps from PetFlytrap. A King Henry, a G-14 Rosetted and a Akai Ryu.
I'll try to be unbiased as much as I can. Occasionally they would have in stock rare plants that other retailers may not have at that time or possibly not at all. And I know most of us are guilty of this; whatever we want, we look for it and pretty much want it right away. Like the G14 Rosetted I purchased from them, no one else had it available except PetFlytrap. So I give them credit for that. Shipping is reasonable. Takes about 3 - 4 days for my order to reach my door step. They package the plants nicely to minimize damage during shipment as much as possible and taking precautions to assure the well-being of the plants while in shipment. However, a risk of significant damage during shipment is still present. Along with my order was a note saying the plants may suffer from excessive heat during shipment and the plants may lose their leaves but is still alive and will recover if cared for well. So that's a bit reassuring. But of course that's for those who are a bit more experienced with these kinds of plants. To a regular person who don't really know much facts about such plants, the plants would be thrown out simply because it looks dead even though they're not completely dead or may be dormant. This is where my review goes sour.... unfortunately.
^My King Henry was fine. The condition is like the same condition of a typical VFT you would find at a store. A few traps and quite healthy but a lot of room for extensive growth. The price I paid for it, the condition it was as received, however somewhat weak possibly from shipment, I'm satisfied.
^My G-14 Rosetted. PetFlytrap described it as small plant potted in 3" pot. The "potted in 3 inch pot" is true. But "small plant", I'm disappointed. "Babies" would be my choice of word. No trap were larger than the diameter of an eraser on the end of a #2 pencil. The description says this very VFT would have traps up to 2 inches when mature/ adult. If that's the case, a "small plant" [small G-14 Rosetted] should have traps that are at least half on a inch. The condition of my G-14 Rosetted is fine, looks to be healthy. But the price I paid for it, because of its size, I'm not satisfied even with rarity considered.
^My Akai Ryu. Bad shape, BAD. Out of all the three, my Akai Ryu had the highest number of leaves/ traps. However, they were all browned and blackening. Whether the reason for it being shipment damage and/or carelessness, the Akai Ryu may be somewhat rare but for the price I paid, the condition of it as I received it was dissatisfactory. Personally, I am somewhat overall satisfied now because the plant is still alive and has shown to be recovering by sprouting new leaves from the rhizome within the past two days. But from a general consumer standpoint, not satisfied. It shouldn't look dead. I'm not even sure if shipment is to blame since the other two VFTs are fine in condition.
Now, onto PetFlytrap. Yes, the order was quick to be shipped. But communication is becoming low. I have emailed PetFlytrap concerning about the Akai Ryu in the minutes following opening the package. I have not heard back yet. For each day that goes by with no response, the more I become disatisfied overall with PetFlytrap. I can understand the variables in running a business, all outcomes may not be good. But communication is the most important. Following that is how the problem is corrected, if there is a problem. A business that has a lot of bad service but excellent, immediate responses and remedies can still be a somewhat good business (but costly) versus taking my money and running away.