She is cute and yes,she should have the babies any day now.
Make sure the females are getting extra protein in their diet,otherwise they may eat the babies to get the extra nutrients their body needs at this time.
The females can stay together and usually will help eachother.Take the wheel out of the cage though,as I often found nursing females would spend more time on their wheels then in their nests.Taking the wheel out for abit is good,as it won't distract them.
If the males are not fighting,then leave them be.But the first sign of fighting,they should be seperated...because unlike females,males are not social and will fight to the death.I have had males live together,but it is rare.I had two brothers that were so close,when one died...the other pined away.But this is not common with male mice.
Don't disturb the nest too much.If your females trust you,you can probably check to make sure the babies are feeding (milk bands) by day 2.I always check on the nests by day 2 and start handling on day 2 or 3...but this is only if the mother mouse is used to me and trusts me,as some mice won't allow it.
And at 4-5 weeks...males and females MUST be seperated.
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