Hello, I have a californian king snake and he is about 4.5 foot in length.
Recently he has been getting very restless.He is flying about the cage and movving around the door trying to find a way out. When i open the door he just flies out no matter who is there. I then find it really hard to get him back in to the cage. Also for his last two meals he has regurgitated about half of the mouse. should i be worried that there is something wrong with his environment or is he just curious.

thanks
Daherne
Hello, I have a californian king snake and he is about 4.5 foot in length. Recently he has been getting ... mouse. should i be worried that there is something wrong with his environment or is he just curious. thanks Daherne

Something is very wrong if he's regurgitating.
He's either too cold because his hot spot is so hot he doesn't want to lie on it, or his hot spot isn't warm enough, or he's having a reaction to something in his cage or something in his rodents or the rodents are too big or he's ill with any number of parasites or diseases that result in regurgitating. A few months back (maybe October 2003?) there was a nice big spread on corn snake regurgitation in Reptiles magazine, which could be relevant for you.
Post the temps of your hot and cool (and hottest) areas of the cage, as well as dimensions, substrate, snake length, diameter, and age, and feeding regimen. Maybe one of those things will shed some light on why your snake pukes and tries to run for it all the time.
For easier replacing snake in cage... always unwrap the tail from your arm first, then just hold the tail and lower the head down into the cage and place it in front of the favored hiding spot... then tickle the tail a little and the snake will slither right in.
I always taking regurgitating snakes to the vet, ASAP. I consider it critical and treat them as if they've got the black plague (read: quarantine) until I know what's causing the regurgitation.

HTH
fr0glet

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Thanks for your response.
the temps are roughy 21 in the cool and 26-28 in the hot.substrate is paper. He is in a standard vivarium with 2 hiding spots on each end.there is a rock in the middle which he uses to curl around and balance while he tries to move about the roof. very funny when he is watchung me upside down.
He is eating very readily and has grown quite a bit since i got him. Is it normal for them to be so active that they keep scooting about for anything up to 3 hours at a time. I put him on the floor last night and he moved about a lot and was really curious.He is also very calm when i try to pick him up.
regards
David
Thanks for your response. the temps are roughy 21 in the cool and 26-28 in the hot.substrate is paper. He ... you really need to get those temps up to about 75-80 cool side and 80-86 I believe on the hotside

HTH
the temps are roughy 21 in the cool and 26-28 in the hot.

I really hope that those temps are in Celcius..if they are in F then you really need to get those temps up to about 75-80 cool side and 80-86 I believe on the hotside

Well, if they are Celcius, they are still a bit low.

The low end would be about 70, the warm end would be 79-82.

Scott