The effects of some exogenous peripheral hormones (thyroxine, corticosterone, epinephrine, norepinephrine and insulin) on thyroid activity were investigated in juvenile female soft-shelled turtles, Lissemys punctata punctata. Each hormone was injected in three different doses (25 μg, 50 μg or 100 μg each per 100 g body weight, once daily at 9 AM) for 10 consecutive days. Thyroid activity was evaluated by gravimetry, histology (epithelial height) and thyroperoxidase assay. The findings revealed that thyroxine in low dose (25 μg) stimulated thyroid activity by increasing the relative thyroid weight, epithelial height and thyroperoxidase activity, but inhibited gland activity at a high dose (100 μg) by decreasing the values of all these parameters. The medium dose (50 μg) had no significant effect. All other hormones, in all doses, significantly decreased thyroid activity by decreasing the values of all the parameters. Thyroid responses to exogenous hormones are generally dose-dependent in turtles. The mechanisms of actions of the hormones administered are suggested.