If there was no limit to how many pets you could have, no financial limits, no landlord-imposed limits, no limits caused by not having the proper facilities or licenses, how many pets would you have, and what kinds?
I would still only have what I can manage. I don't buy animals for one thing, and I don't adopt animals for the sheer hell of it, but for companionship and to provide a good environment. Crowding isn't good for anyone.
I have 2 right now, and there's no way I could handle more than that. I have taken care of friends' pets while they are away and having that extra pet plus the 2 dogs I already have is way too much for me. sometimes even the two I have is a lot to deal with. I think once my older dog passes on, I won't ever get a 2nd dog ever again. It's a lot to manage with all of the vacuuming i have to do.
If I had unlimited space, time, energy and resources to provide a proper environment, proper care and so forth - I would have a ton of animals. Dogs, cats, birds, horses, chickens, degus, chinchillas... the list just goes on and on and on. I love animals.
If i had the space I'd be a regular fluttershy. Cats, dogs, chickens, rabbits, and countless others.
Weee! Fluttershy's my favorite.
But I don't want a whole horde of creatures. As much fun as it might be to have a ton of critters, I have a tendency to be lazy and have trouble keeping schedules. I think I might just keep my current cat, get that rabbit I've been wanting, and maybe a snake.