Males can sometimes suck their parts (testicles) into their body,so that is why they were mis-sexed most likely.Just keep the male seperate.The female can get pregnant about 12-24 hours after giving birth...so if you removed him too late,he may of got her pregnant again.
Give the mother extra protien.Offer her things like bits of cheese,chicken,milk soaked bread or even a tiny bit of egg.A milkbone or piece of dog food would work too.If she doesn't get enough protien,then she may eat her babies.The nursing mother needs extra protiens/nutrients.
Leave the nest alone for the most part.If the mother is very trusting,you can take her out on day 2 or 3 and count the babies.I usually start handling them (for VERY short periods of time) around this day alos,as it helps tame them.
The babies will need to be seperated by sex during 4-5 weeks,because they can breed and will breed with their siblings and even mom again.
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